Do you suspect that you have a leak in your kitchen and/or bathroom? Are you unsure of how to determine where the leaks are coming from? If these are some of the questions that you have, then this article has all the answers you need!
Water leak detection can be quite tricky, especially if you are not an experienced professional yourself. However, it is not an impossible feat, and there are still a couple of methods to look out for when detecting leaks in your kitchen or your bathroom.
If you would like to learn more about detecting leaks in your kitchen or your bathroom, feel free to continue reading our article below for more.
Methods For Water Leak Detection
Trying to detect water leaks can be a trial-and-error situation. Luckily, there are a couple of methods you can perform to narrow down where a water leak is in your kitchen or your bathroom. Here are a few quick tips to help you out:
1). A toilet leakage can be detected by opening the lid of the toilet tank and pressing your ear to the side of the tank. If you can hear a hissing sound, this can be due to a water leak from the pipes or valves in the toilet tank.
You can also add a few drops of food colouring into the water and check to see if any colour has travelled to the toilet bowl. If there is any colour that seeps into the toilet bowl, the leakage may be due to a leak in the flapper valves.
2). Faucets are very prone to leakage in the water supply system. Leaks can occur if rubber washes become old, have been torn, or are damaged. Replacing the washer located under the metallic faucet handle is the only solution for fixing the water leakage.
3). The hot water tank that is attached to the geyser can be prone to leakage. You can find a leak by listening to a hissing sound of hot water coming out of the pipes. While you may be able to hear a hissing sound, a skilled plumber can detach the related drainpipe in order to determine the exact location of the leak.
4). Pipelines that lead to sinks, showerheads, and bathtubs often show visible signs of leakages, so it is worthwhile checking these areas. PVC pipes that are commonly used today are actually more vulnerable to leakages especially if they are put under heavy water pressure. Frequent check-ups are a necessary safety and maintenance step.
5). Basements and attic floors are often neglected, but water leaks can still occur in these areas. However, they may not be so easy to detect. It is recommended to call on professional plumbing services who can use water leak detector devices that can be installed in leak-prone areas such as the washing machine, water heating system, or building foundation.
6). If no leakage is determined in the house, you can detect water leaks by checking your water meter. Shut off all the water supply in the house and check the water meter. If, after an hour or so, the water meter has increased (ensure that you do not use any water within this timeframe), then you probably have a water leak.
When To Call A Plumber
Whether you have detected a leak or not, it is important to contact your local plumber right away so that they can professionally detect and treat the water leak at hand. If water leaks are left untreated, this can lead to serious damage to your home, unnecessary water loss leading to increased water bills, and compromising the safety of your household.
There are a few water leak detection methods that you can try performing if you feel like you have a water leak in your kitchen or your bathroom. Detecting the leak on your own can help supplement your local plumber with an idea of where the problem point is, but ultimately calling a plumber is necessary in order to fix the water leak and avoid danger and further damage.
If you suspect you have a water leak, please call us at Water Leak Detection for a free consultation today on 1300 425 325 or leave an inquiry on our website.