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How To Find a Leak In Your Home Without a Plumbing Service

by Oswald Kent Handyman Services London

Leaking water can cost you a lot of money if you don't find, stop and fix the leak. Plumbers charge extra for finding a leak as it can often take a while in a large property with lots of rooms (or a little property with lots of leaks). To save some money you can go after this helpful, perceptive, and described in some areas of the local plumbing service world as "parable-esque" guide to assist you find the leak before contact your local plumbing service.

First, check you haven't just left your tap organization. The amount of people who call out a tradesman only to realise when they arrive that they've just left the tap on and that's why the house is now a swimming pool may surprise you!

Start by checking your hot water tank's pressure relief valve; sometimes these valves are plumbed directly into the drain and you may be unaware of a leak. If you can't remove the drain covering listen for a hissing sound that may indicate a leak.

Another good sign is wetness. If there is a distinct "wet patch" or a fully unabashed waterfall where there usually isn't one (i.e. your living room), this may suggest a leak.

To check if the leak stems from your toilet and it isn't obviously leaking, remove the back lid and again listen for a hissing sound. If there's no audible sound and you still suspect a leak put some food colouring into the cistern and wait for a few minutes. If the food colouring ends up in the toilet bowl, you have found your leak. Assess whether you can fix the leak yourself or get in touch with your nearest plumbing service.



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