Basic Home Plumbing DIY
Fixing a leaky faucet or replacing a water heater is an easy DIY (do-it-yourself) project that just about anyone can manage as long as you have some basic plumbing knowledge. While complicated and advanced plumbing projects can be done by a professional, most homeowners can handle the simpler tasks around the house.
The following steps can help you find whether there is leakage in your water supply or not.
Step 1: Note the water meter reading
Step 2: Close all the water supply for your home.
Step 3: Wait till 30 mins, Note the water meter reading again
If the number has increased then it means there is water leakage in your home water supply pipes/tanks.
Check your water valve
Leaking from the valve can also be another major cause of water leakage. If your valves are continuously leaking ten or more drops per minute, you should call your local plumber immediately. Such leaks can be from a worn-out washer, or the handle and spout may be loose. These are easy fixes for a plumber.
Conduct a Sensory Check
If you notice discolouration on the inside of your home’s walls or ceiling, it’s likely due to some kind of hidden water damage. Leaking water from above can lead to a number of different issues, including mould growth, damaged walls and ceilings, and even structural damage. This type of staining can be a symptom of leakage in the ceiling or in the walls. An old leakage inside the walls can be a big problem in the future and can be expensive, so it is critical to detect them quickly and clean them thoroughly in a timely manner.
You should be aware of underground water leaks
Indoor plumbing leaks are annoying and frequently messy not to mention the damage they can do to a home’s structural integrity. However, outdoor leaks can be just as annoying if not more so and can cause a significant amount of damage to more than just the home’s indoor flooring. In fact, outdoor water leaks can get quite expensive to repair. These usually occur in supply pipes between the meter box and your home.