HOW TO CHECK FOR LEAKS!!!
Did you know that a small 2 millimeter hole in the plumbing wastes 3,200 liters of water in a day? There are cases that are unnoticeable, so it is necessary to be aware if there is water leakage at home. See how to identify the problem with the tips below:
If the faucet leaks while it is closed, the leak is certain. When this happens, replace the seal. Dripping, a faucet can waste up to 46 liters a day. That’s 1,380 liters per month. A fillet of about 2 millimeters totals 4,130 liters per month. And a 4 millimeter fillet, 13,260 liters per month of waste.
How to Detect Hidden Leak:
1. Keep the easel register open (default).
2. Secure the water tank float so that no water falls and mark the water level.
3. Write down the hydrometer (clock) reading: all numbers (black and red).
4. Wait about 3 hours without using water.
5. Re-read the hydrometer (clock) and check that the water level in the box has remained the same.
6. If the reading has changed, there is a leak in the pipe section between the hydrometer and the water tank.
7. If the water level in the tank goes down, there is a leak between the water tank and the distribution to the property.
After passing the coffee, do the test: throw coffee grounds in the toilet, if there is no leakage, the coffee grounds should be deposited in the bottom of the toilet. Otherwise, it is a sign of leakage in the valve or in the discharge box. In basins whose discharge outlet is backwards (towards the wall), the test must be carried out by draining the water. If the basin accumulates water again, there is a leak in the valve or in the discharge box. For Plumbing Services Click here
Leakage through the spillway:
Check the operation of the float tap. On non-rainy days, watch for leaks through roofs or gutters.
Leakage in the internal branch fed by the water tank:
Turn off all the faucets in the house, turn off appliances that use water and do not use the toilets. Completely close the water tank float tap, preventing the ingress of water. Check the water level on the box itself and check, after an hour, if it has gone down. If so, there is a leak in the plumbing or in the toilets fed by the water tank.
Leakage in the internal branch fed directly into the network:
Keep the easel log open. Tightly close all the faucets in the house and do not use the toilets. Completely close the water tank float tap, preventing the ingress of water. Check the water meter (clock) if there has been a change in the marking, if so, there is a leak in the internal branch supplied directly by the network.