Water Leak Help

Worried about a water leak?

If your water leak is urgent and causing damage please call immediately (678) 598-6528.

Gainesville GA Plumber Water Leak

Identify Signs of Water Leaks

Visual Inspection

Look for visible signs of moisture or water damage on walls, ceilings, and floors, especially near plumbing fixtures like sinks, bathtubs, and toilets. Stains, mold, or peeling paint can indicate a leak.

Monitor Your Water Bills

An unexplained increase in your water bill could suggest a hidden leak.

Have HomeTown Plumbing Turn Off Your Water Meter

Turn off all water-using appliances and fixtures in your home. Record the water meter reading, wait for an hour without using any water, and check the meter again. If it has changed, there’s likely a leak.

Locate the Source of the Water Leak

  • Listen for Dripping Sounds: Quietly listen in areas where pipes are located for the sound of dripping water when all water is turned off.
  • Food Coloring Test for Toilets: Drop food coloring into the toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color appears in the bowl, you have a leak from the tank into the bowl.
  • Inspect Appliances and Fixtures: Check under sinks, around the base of toilets, and behind appliances like washing machines and dishwashers for any signs of leaking water.

It’s Time to Act, Call Your Local Plumber

If the leak is in a place that requires removing fixtures or cutting into walls, if you cannot locate the source of the leak, or if your DIY repair didn’t fix the problem, it’s time to call a professional plumber. Additionally, for leaks associated with your water heater, main water line, or sewer line, professional assistance is crucial. Read more about water leaks here.

Remember, water leaks can lead to significant damage over time, so addressing them promptly is important to maintain your home’s integrity and safety.

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