Find out if there is a leak in your home

Any droplet dripping into a tap or a leaky pipe, even when the leak is small, already causes large water waste. As we know that conserving water is essential nowadays, we agree that it's worth taking some time from your day to check for any leaks at home and solve the problem.

Taps

Faucets that drip even when closed need a new seal to stop this leak. a drip can mean waste up to 46 liters of water per day and 1,380 liters per month, causing an increase in your water bill and throwing away water that we will need in the future.

Water clock

To check for water leakage, turn off all taps, do not use toilets, and turn off any appliances that use water. Write down the number that appears on the water meter (water clock) or check the position of your larger hand. Wait 1 hour and see if the number has changed or if the pointer has moved out of place. If this has happened, there is a leak somewhere.


Toilet

To take the test toilet leak, get used coffee grounds and throw them in the vase. If there is no leakage, the sludge will be at the bottom of the vessel. If there is, the sludge will move and leave the bottom. In this case there is valve leak or in the discharge box. If the basin is back flush towards the wall, drain the water. If the basin continues to accumulate water, it is because there is a leak in the discharge box or on the valve.

Pipes fed directly from the network

Close the log on the wall. Turn on a tap running on the mains, such as the tank, and wait for the water to come out. Then pour a full glass of water into the tap. If water gets sucked in the tap, there is probably a leaking pipe that is fed directly from the mains.


Water-fed pipes

Turn off all taps in your home, turn off appliances that use water and do not use toilets. Also close the housing float tap, which will prevent water from entering. Make a water level check on the box and make sure it has dropped after 1 hour. If there has been a decrease in water level, there is leak in toilets or in the pipes fed by the water tank.

Underground reservoirs of buildings

Close the basin reservoir bubble tap and check outlet. Check the water level in the reservoir and make sure it has dropped after 1 hour. If the level has dropped there leak in reservoir supply pipes top, cleaning pipe, or reservoir walls.

If you notice that there are water leak in your home, call a plumber as soon as possible. This way, in addition to preventing leakage, you will also be saving on the water supply bill at the end of the month and both you and the environment are earning.

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