Leaking pipes, leaking toilets and leaky taps are significant sources of water waste in households. One study found that one house could lose 7.6m3-76m3 of water per year because of this leak. Some sources of leakage are easy to know, such as leaking faucets, leaking toilets and leaking water heaters. But unfortunately, the majority of leaks are difficult to detect and only realized years later because the source of the leak was invisible. Before you call a plumber it’s a good idea to check if the faucet is leaking. Check if there is water coming out from the end of the tap, tap fittings to the wall or flexible hose water supply. Older taps usually cannot completely close because the mechanism of opening or closing of the taps is worn or damaged. The solution is to replace the tap with a new one.
Toilets are one of the most common sources of leakage and sometimes are not realized. Large toilet leaks usually cause hissing sounds or the sound of running water when the toilet is not in use. Another way to check if the toilet is leaking is very easy. Look at the surface of the water in your toilet, if there are ripples around the surface of the toilet water, then you can be sure your toilet is leaking. To find the source of leakage in the toilet, you must open the lid of the toilet tank and check the function of the flushing mechanism.
Sometimes water leaks occur because of a leaky pipe in your home installation. If this happens you should call in the services of a professional plumber to fix this problem as soon as possible before damage to your equipment or home furnishings occurs due to exposure to water. But the problem is that it is often difficult to leak pipes to know the exact location because water pipes are embedded in the wall or under the floor. Especially if the symptoms of water leaking such as walls or wet floors are not visible. If this is the case, you need professional help to detect the location of the leak in your house.