Check for Leaking Household Taps, Pipes & Toilet Leaks

2nd Sep 2019
  • Fix problems quickly. Even small leaks can make pipes corrode more quickly and cause significant water damage or mould and mildew growth and will increase your water usage on your next water rates account.
  • Check under the Kitchen sink, your Vanity basin/s and Laundry sink for any leaks… water pooling or water stains may appear.
  • Have you been putting up with a constant drip from a leaking tap?
  • If you have an icemaker in your refrigerator, pull your fridge away from the wall to see if you have any water on the floor.  If so, you may have a leaking icemaker. Also, small puddles could be worse than larger ones, as that can indicate water is soaking into your floor.
  • Pay attention to your toilet…
    • Check it is not constantly running whilst not in use. Worn cistern parts will increase your water usage.
    • Make sure toilets flush properly, and for potential blockages and leaks.
    • Another spot that a lot of people miss for leaks are behind the toilet.  
    • Inspect the cistern and bowl for cracks or leaks.
  • Unclog/clean the shower floor grate on a regular basis.
  • Check the dials on your water meter …  When nobody is using water and the dials are active then that is a sign something is wrong. The chances are high that you might have a leak somewhere in your home that you are not aware of. This tip could potentially save you some money on your water usage & water rates account.
  • Check any external pipework/taps/drains that surround your home, for wear & tear, corrosion or rust or pools of water.  Make sure any yard drains, gutters or downpipes are clear and open without any debris that could potentially cause any blockages, when you least expect it.
  • Don’t forget to check your Pressure Pump/s.  Leaks at the pump/s or any inconsistent cut-ins and outs can also indicate a water leak somewhere.

If you find a leak, or just need to replace your water filter cartridges, call Josh McCosker Plumbing before the problem becomes a major repair.

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