Does Your Home Have a Leak?

Does Your Home Have a Leak? - Plumbing Paramedics - Expert Calgary Plumbers

Some leaks are easy for homeowners to spot. A dripping sink, for example, is rarely a secret. Unfortunately, not all leaks are so easy to find. Your toilet may be running around the clock silently, and other leaks can be even trickier to locate. In this blog, we’ll explain how to check if your toilet is leaking and how to test your entire house for leaks in just two hours.

Often when a toilet is running nonstop, you can hear it. However, sometimes water is leaking slowly enough that you won’t notice. Just because you don’t hear a trickle, doesn’t mean you should ignore the leak though. That water will add up over the hours and days, and it can make a sizeable contribution to your annual water usage. An easy way to check if this is a problem in your house is to add food colouring to the water reserve in the tank before you go to work. When you come home in the evening, check if any colour has found a way to the toilet bowl. If it has, call a trusted Calgary plumber.

Similar to testing your toilet for leaks, running a test on your entire house is simple but requires some time. Choose a day when everyone is out of the house for at least two hours. Ensure no one is running a load of laundry or dishes and that no taps are dripping. On your way out of the house, take a picture of (or write down) the reading on your water meter. When you return home, check if the reading has changed. If it has, you likely have a leak and need to give a call to your favourite Calgary plumbing team.

Whether you have a leak that’s easy to spot or determined there’s a hidden one using some food colouring, the experts at Plumbing Paramedics are here to help! Give us a call today at (403) 452-2911.