Top tips to detect household leaks
Leaks from pipes, plumbing fixtures and fittings cause household damage and are a significant source of water waste. Some leaks, such as a worn toilet flapper, a loose pipe connection, or a shower-head with stray spray, can be addressed with a simple DIY fix. Others, such as leaks from a running toilet, broken sprinklers, water heater drips, or malfunctioning water service lines, can require the help of a licensed plumber or home repair professional. Here's what to look for in detecting water leaks.