7 Easy Ways to Detect a Water Leak and Fix It

(Last Updated On: October 24, 2018)

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If you want to save money on your water bill, then you need to use these 7 easy ways to detect a leak, before it gets worse.

  1. Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
  2. One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.
  3. Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary.
  4. Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench.
  5. If your toilet is leaking, the cause is often an old, faulty toilet flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part decays, or minerals build up on it. It’s usually best to replace the whole rubber flapper—a relatively easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself project that pays for itself in no time.
  6. Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.
  7. Keep your home leak-free by repairing dripping faucets, toilet flappers, and showerheads. In most cases, fixture replacement parts don’t require a major investment.

So if you want to save money on plumbing, then you need to consider these important points.

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Mr Plumber Singapore provides full range of plumbing services in Singapore, including plumbing repair, water pipe leak repair, water heater installation, clearing clogged sink/drain/toilet bowls, installation & repair of toilet bowl, kitchen sink, toilet sink, drainage pipe, concealed pipes, floor trap, etc. We have a team of licensed plumbers who are available for emergency plumbing and are 24 hours plumber ready. We have over 10 years of plumbing experience and have done thousands of plumbing jobs for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB plumbing) and commercial plumbing. We are the highly recommended plumber Singapore,with many happy customers and reviews over the years on Google and Facebook. Call us for transparent quotation and honest pricing for all your plumbing needs at +65 66536258

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