Toilet & Faucet Repair

image-leakyFaucetToilet and faucet can often be found to produce leaks after several years of service. It’s a fact, inevitably your faucets and toilets will start leaking if proper maintenance is not used in a timely fashion.

Sometimes, leaks can be hidden and not so obvious, but there is a good way to check for leaks without going under the house. To check for a water leak in the house:

  • Turn off all faucets and water-using appliances. Make sure no one uses water during the test period!
  • Take a reading on your water meter, wait 30 minutes, then take a second reading. If the dial has moved, you have a leak.
  • Call a licensed plumber to locate and repair the leak.

To check for a water leak between your meter and house:

  • Turn off the the water supply to your house (locations vary, but the valve is somewhere between the water meter and the hot water tank).
  • Check your water meter; if it is still moving, you have a leak in the water line from the meter to your house.
  • Call a licensed plumber to locate and repair the leak.

Leakey Toilets

Leaky toilets not only waste water, but can also damage floors, subfloors, and ceilings (if the toilet is located on an upper floor). This seemingly small problem can add up to big headaches and lots of money!

To check for toilet leaks:

  • Place food coloring in the toilet’s water tank. If the dye shows up in the bowl after 15 minutes, the toilet has a leak.
  • Check around the base of the toilet; even a small amount of water can indicate a leak.
  • Call a licensed professional plumber to assist with repair or replacement of the toilet.