Tampa Bay’s Best Leak Detection

Tampa Bay's Best Leak Detection

Tampa Bay’s Best Leak Detection

One of the most frustrating plumbing issues is when you have a leak but you don’t know where it’s coming from. By troubleshooting yourself, you can sometimes find the culprit but oftentimes, the leak is hidden in your walls, in an attic or underneath your home. Before stressing over that, review this leak detection checklist for obvious leaks in your home. If any of these trouble spots are in the area of your leak, there is a good chance they are the cause.

Annual Household Leaks Waste 1 Trillion Gallons Nationwide


Hot Water Heater

If see a puddle or hear a hissing sound, a faulty pressure relief valve could be the issue. Call a professional plumber to replace it since a damaged pressure relief valve can be a dangerous situation and should be addressed right away.

Call All American Plumbing Services, 727.943.8300, if you have any questions for our plumbing experts or if you need to schedule an appointment.

Leaky Toilet

Toilet leaks are very common. To determine if you have a leak in your toilet tank, place a few drops of food coloring in, wait 30 minutes and see if it leaks into the toilet bowl. If so, you may need to replace your toilet flapper or fitting which is an inexpensive and rather easy fix. If you notice water at the base of your toilet, you may need to replace the wax ring which is also an inexpensive and somewhat easy task.

Tub and Shower Leak Detection

These types of leaks are especially obvious when the leak is coming from an upstairs bathroom. The issue could be drain leak or a leak from a loose tile. A way to test to see if your shower is leaking is to plug the drain and add water. Let the water sit for a hour and check to see if the water level decreased. If so, you likely have a leak, possibly in the seal around the drain.

TIP: Your water meter makes for a great bellwether for leak detection. If your water bill has gone up yet you’re still consuming roughly the same amount of water, you may have a leak. Check here for more ways to investigate a leak using your water meter.

Supply-Line Leaks

The water coming into your kitchen sink, bathroom sink and toilets, if leaking can go unnoticed for a long time before a problem is detected. Signs of a leak include puddles under the supply-line or water stains in the cabinets underneath. Try gently tightening the packing nut to eliminate the leak. If that does not work, replace the valve.

As always, it’s never too early or too late to call in the pros. Make sure not to let a leak get out of control, damaging your home or business even more.

Call All American Plumbing Services, 727.943.8300, if you have any questions for our plumbing experts or if you need to schedule an appointment.

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