Leak & High Usage Information
Tracking down a water leak can be a very time-consuming and frustrating endeavor. Provided below are some recommended tips and guidance for identifying and dealing with a leak.
How to Check for a Leak
Step 1: Determine If You Have a Leak
- First, make sure no water is being used inside or outside your home.
- Next, locate and check your water meter.
- If the water meter's normal or low flow indicator is moving, it means that you have a continuous leak somewhere in the line.
Step 2: Identify if the Leak is Inside or Outside your Home
After you determine that you have a leak, the next step is to identify if the leak is inside or outside your home.
Potential Causes for Leaks or High-Water Usage
Flapper Valve Leaks
Flush Handle Problems
Overflow Tube Leaks
Hot Water Heater Leaks
Exterior Hose Bibbs
Condensation can also be a form of leak. While condensation is normal, excessive condensation can cause damage to your walls, ceiling, floors, and woodworking. If there is too much condensation, insulating your pipes may stop or reduce it.
Water Usage Facts
Water is used in a variety of ways every day in our homes. Below are some examples about how much water is used for different, every day actions.