It can be pretty expensive to come back from extensive water damage in your home, so take the affordable route of detecting and fixing water leaks before they damage any property. If you don’t have the time to learn how to inspect your home for the signs of a leak, you could always look for a plumber to guarantee the job is done correctly. Otherwise, here are some tips on where to look and what to look for to stop these water leaks from happening to your home.

One indication that you are suffering from a water leak is if your water bill or water usage is higher than normal. Another great way to check for a leak is by using a water meter. Make sure you have no water being used in your home and monitor the meter to see if anything changes. If you do notice one of these symptoms in your home, the next task is to locate where the problem lies. Popular spots are among water fixtures like toilets, sinks, and shower heads. If the leak has lasted for a long time, you may be able to smell mildew as well. Once you have found the leak, you then move to the fixing water leaks stage.

It is highly recommended to leave any main water pipeline to the professionals, as a mistake can become very expensive when done incorrectly. Although, many smaller leaks, like a sink or shower head, can be solved without much effort and usually require replacing a worn down piece.

If you insist on performing the repair yourself, online tutorials are a great tool to help with the fix. If you find yourself struggling to identify the problem or locate the leak, then you are best off calling a professional plumber, who will have lots of experience fixing water leaks.

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