Leaking Pipes

A higher than normal water bill might be your first indication of a leaking pipe. Or you might hear the sound of running water even when all your fixtures are turned off. When you suspect a leak, check the fixtures first to make sure all the faucets are tightly closed. Then go to the water meter, if you have one. If the dial is moving, you’re losing water somewhere in the system.

Try these tips to locate a leak:

  • The sound of running water helps. If you hear it, follow it to its source. You can buy a listening device that amplifies sounds when it’s held up to a pipe.
  • If water is staining the ceiling or dripping down, the leak is probably directly above.
  • Occasionally, water may travelalong a joist and then stain or drip at a point some distance from the leak.
  • If water stains a wall, it means there’s a leak in a section of pipe.
  • Any wall stain is likely to be below the actual location of the leak and you’ll probably need to remove part of the wall to find it.
  • Without the sound of running water and without drips or stains as evidence, leaks are more difficult to find. Using a flashlight, check all the pipes in the basement or in the crawl space.

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