In most cases the water line running to your home is “metered” for accountability and billing purposes. Here are a few methods to determine if you have a leak before you call your plumber. The more you do, the easier and quicker it may be to get it fixed.
This method of detection requires only two simple tools: a screwdriver and your ear. Locate all the hose-bibs where you connect your outside hoses. Now place the tip of the screwdriver directly on the top metal part of the hose-bib. The idea is that the solid screwdriver acts like a stethoscope. To get this result, place your thumb on the top of the screwdriver, and then place your thumb on your ear. Your ear drum will pick up the sound of any hissing sounds associated with leaky pipes.
Check all outside hose bibs. If you hear a louder sound coming from any one hose-bib, then the leak is closer to that location. If none of your outside hose-bibs are leaking, follow the same process with indoor faucets, shower valves, washer and hot water heater. If your detective work didn’t turn up any culprits, contact your plumber. Nevertheless, you should be able to have a ballpark idea of where your leaks are, which will help your plumber and that translates into savings for you.
Bill The Plumber has the decades of experience and the team of technicians to detect and fix your plumbing leaks. By working with a professional repair expert, your troubles will be handled by the experts so you can enjoy your day knowing you are not wasting water or money on leaky pipes.
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