Any form of a leak in the household is a considerable source of water waste. Come to think of it: in one household, there are so many chances that the water may leak: pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures, to name a few.
As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to check its possible occurrence in your house and you need to make sure that you hire a professional immediately to have it fixed. You should not take time; make sure that water leaks are detected and resolved by professionals at the soonest time possible.
Common Water Leaks at Home
1. Supply line
Sometimes, it occurs between your home and the meter, or in your supply line. Unfortunately, this cannot be detected immediately since these supply pipes are buried deep into the ground. The water may sometimes travel on the pipe and back to the meter. If your meter box has water, this can be an indication of leaking water.
Another indication is if the soil in your garden is always wet. Needless to say, you need to contact a professional immediately in cases as such. This is an issue that no non-professional can resolve. Do not wait until pipes get completely busted as that may mean larger expense.
2. Shower, tub and faucet
One of the easiest to repair is the faucet. If you have all the basic tools and knowledge, you can go ahead and fix it yourself. Be mindful though with the type of faucet you have, as the process of fixing them differ.
In case you do not have the right tools and will just follow a video you watched on YouTube, do not attempt to do so; instead, contact a plumber to have it fixed.
Another common issue households face is their leaky toilet. Usual reasons are water level has been adjusted wrongfully, the refill valve needs to be replaced or your float is damaged and the refill valve is not shutting off.
As someone responsible for your property and environment, you need to call water leaks. If possible, do not wait the next day—ask for help immediately.