It would be perfect if every house and apartment came with the original engineering design, including the hydraulic design. That’s not the reality in our country, however. Technological solutions exist (more on this below) for locating leaks, but the most straightforward solution involves a little work, eliminating the leak sources one by one. Remembering that all the procedures below must be performed with the water tank full:
Water tank and plumbing to water tank: close the water supply from the tank to the home. Check the meter and entire housing for leaks or call plumbing repair contractor. If there are no apparent leaks in the box or surrounding piping, the leak is in the piping between the water tap and the water tank.
- Bathrooms: There are some sources of leaks in bathrooms, which are sinks, showers, plumbing, and flushing. There is usually a register for the bathroom, which facilitates diagnosis. Close the toilet valve, allow the water tank to fill a little, and check the available valve. If it stopped indicating a leak, it’s because the leak is in the bathroom.
- Laundry: close the laundry register. If it stopped indicating a leak in the general register, the leak is in the washing machine.
- Kitchen: close the kitchen log. If it stopped indicating a leak in the general register, the leak is in the kitchen.
Leaks in swimming pools and backyard plumbing come into specific leaks, which professionals must repair. This is an efficient method, and it detects sources of leakage very quickly.
How To Discover Water Leaks In An Apartment Or House Without Water Logs
For apartments with a water tank and houses that don’t have records, detecting leaks in the “oil meter” is a little more delicate, involving careful observation.
- Sanitary discharges: the leakage of discharges is detected by placing a little soot or private soil, which is carried away by a smooth movement of water, almost invisible.
- Sinks, faucets, and showers: many sinks, faucets. And showers drip without us noticing. Three detection methods: tissue under the faucet, a small dry plastic pot to collect water from the drip, or a metal lid that makes a lot of noise after a drip.
- Pipes and drains: At points where there are joints (bends, near valves, near faucets, joints, etc.), there will be an accumulation of moisture and mold. In addition, the plaster will start to swell and dry out, and the tile may start to come loose.