How To Search For A Plumbing Leak At Home

 plumbing-leakHey guys! Mark here, your resident music lover. Today’s post is sort of off-topic. I won’t be writing about music today. Instead, I would like to talk about the importance of fixing a plumbing leak immediately. And when I say plumbing leak, it’s either a drip from a water supply pipe or a drainage pipe. Both are equally inconvenient, if you’ll ask me. A dripping water supply pipe will surely make your water bill soar and also contribute to water wastage. A drainage pipe leak will, of course, result to more trouble. Talk about flooding and property damage! For these very reasons, it is vital that homeowners like us discover the leaking pipe and apply the necessary solution right away. If you want to learn how to find a plumbing leak on your own, here are some tips that I, myself, follow. Read on! It will be great to learn something new today, won’t it?


  1. Check your water meter. Turn the main water supply valve off and observe if the meter will still run. If it will, there’s a leak somewhere in your water supply system.
  2. If you have a hot water heater, check its tank and its pressure relief valve. A hissing sound will suggest a flow of water so you should have it inspected by an emergency plumber in Overland Park.
  3. Your toilets are vulnerable to leaking, too. Add a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the water in the bowl turns the same color, there’s a leak between the tank and the bowl. Usually, this is caused by worn out parts like the flapper.
  4. Don’t forget to inspect your hose bibs. They wear out over time and when they do, they may also leak.
  5. Lastly, you should also check your plumbing fixtures and exposed drain pipes. Don’t forget your shower heads, kitchen sink drains and faucets.

These are only some of the things that you can do to find out if you have a plumbing leak at home. For pipes that are not exposed or those that are underground, you should consider paying for a leak detection in Overland Park. There are surely a lot of trusted plumbing companies out there who can help you out!


I hope you learned a lot of things today. Let me leave you with this video that features tips on how to repair a leak.