Water Leak Repairs
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Water Leak Repairs
Water Leaks can be simple, money draining drips, sending your water bill down the drain -or huge, money burning catastrophes. Depending on the location of your leak, water damage inside the home can become quite expensive if not repaired immediately. Our expert plumbers are here to help you protect your home as quickly as possible.
How to Read Your Water Meter to Identify Leaks:
By turning off all of the taps and water using appliances in your home and reading your meter, you can determine if there is still water running somewhere. This is one of the best ways to identify a leak in an area that you can't readily see.
Your water meter is most often located near the curb in front of your home, although it may be inside your home (usually in the basement.) Outside meters are typically housed in a concrete box usually marked "water" or in a meter pit with a cast iron lid. Carefully remove the lid by using a tool such as a large screwdriver or pliers.
Your water meter will either measure volume in gallons or cubic feet. One cubic foot is equal to 7.48 gallons of water.
For help diciphering the various meter-faces, use the picture guide available here, from the Alliance for Water Efficiency.
Types of Water Leaks
Leaking Pipes Can Have Many Causes:
Signs of Leaky Pipes
Leaking Plumbing Fixtures (Faucets, Showers, Tubs)
A Number of Factors Can Cause Leaks in Faucets and Fixtures:
There are easy fixes for leaks in your actual hose, but if your hose always leaks from certain places, you may need a plumber to come solve the problem for you.
If the leak is around the connection to the water tap, it may be the hose fitting or the spigot. If water wells up around the handle, a packing washer may be worn out or packing nut, too loose.
If the leak is from the faucet, it is most likely the packing nut and may need tighening. go bad as easily and the above will work just fine.
If your hose is leaking from either of the fitting ends, you most likely have a bad or missing gasket.
There are about 5 separate locations where your toilet seals can fail and leak. Most of these can be repaired with simple tightening or replacing of the seal. The largest fix is the wax ring at the base of the toilet. If you see water around the base of the toilet and you've eliminated all of the other locations as a cause for the leak, the toilet will have to be lifted from the floor and the wax ring replaced.