Seasonal Plumbing Tips for Spring

By Ben Clark, A&E Plumbing II

The best the best way to find out if you have a leak is to take a reading of your water meter before bedtime.  The next morning, before using any water, take another reading.  If the reading has changed, then you have a leak that should be repaired.

Check all faucets for drips and leaks. Check all toilets for hidden leaks by adding about six drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes.

Check faucets and hose bibs to make sure water flows freely. If an outdoor faucet drips or if there is leakage inside your home the first time the hose is turned on, you may have had a frozen pipe that cracked and needs to be replaced.


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