Looking after your home and garden isn’t easy. When there’s a leak, it’s even worse. Here are some steps you can take:
Check your toilet flapper
Take off the tank lid of your toilet and search for any hint of a leak. Turn off the water that supplies the toilet, and use a pencil to mark the present water level of the tank. Leave it for one hour and check it after. If the water level goes down, then the problem is your flapper. This problem can shoot up your water bills and waste a lot of water. So, it’s always better to fix it as soon as it is possible.
Make some time to check your sink cabinets
By using a flashlight, keep an eye on hoses and pipes for any hint of leaks. Leaks may be easily fixed by simply tightening loose fittings with the use of a wrench.
If you have a hard time finding the leak, then try to use some dry paper towels and place them on the floor of the cabinet. Leave it for a while and come back to check where the leak is coming from.
Inspect the caulking around your faucets, sinks, showers, and tubs
Check for gaps around these areas. If you find one, completely dry the area, apply a little amount of pure silicone caulking and allow it to dry.
Drain your Water Heater
Extend the life of your water heater by removing its sediments. Check your heater’s manual for the details on how to drain the type of water heater that you have.
Check your irrigation system
Check the control valves of your yard sprinkler for any hint of leaks. If you hear a hissing sound while the water is running, then your valve might need to be fixed or changed.