Detecting Water Leaks in Your Home

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

How to Avoid Common Plumbing Problems Often water leaks go unnoticed or are ignored until significant damage has been caused to an area of the home. What many homeowners do not realize is that those small leaks add up to thousands of gallons of water each year that can result in a hefty water bill.

Water leaks not only contribute to water shortage globally, but it can cause structural damages to your home. If this happens, you’ll not only be paying a substantial water bill, but you’ll also be paying for repairs. A leaky faucet can waste around 2500 gallons of water annually if it is not fixed and left to run and a toilet that is running can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily.

The plumbing system in your home should be periodically checked. Guardian Plumbing‘s professionals will check your home’s plumbing system for water leaks and provide recommendations to improve your plumbing system.

Other Ways to Prevent Water Leaks

Another way to prevent water leaks is to have a water leak detection system installed in your home. There are two types of water leak detection systems:

  • Passive Leak Detection Systems:  Stand-alone, battery-operated devices that produce alarm sounds when the moisture sensor becomes wet. These alarms help the homeowner to find the exact location of the leaks and do the necessary repairs.
  • Active Leak Detection Systems:   Also sounds an alarm when water leaks are detected, and it will automatically stop the water flow. This system uses a moisture sensor or a flow sensor to monitor water leaks.

There are two types of active leak detection systems. Individual appliance systems monitor leaks from a single appliance and automatically shuts off the water supply when leaks are detected. Whole house systems monitor leaks in the whole house and shut off the main water supply to the house when leaks are detected.

Don’t ignore the water leaks in your home. They will only get worse through time. Not to mention the costs you could incur if your home is damaged because of the leaks.  Early detection and repair will save you money and prevent damage to your home.