Service and repairs
Is your tap, toilet or shower leaking?
Leaking water not only cost in terms of water usage, but may be doing long-term, and expensive, damage to your home.
As Australians we know that water is a precious resource. In fact, Australia is the driest populated continent in the world and, here in Melbourne, we are regularly placed on water restrictions. With even a single dripping tap accounting for a high proportion of your household’s daily water usage.
This is why it’s always best to do a quick audit that accounts for both obvious and hidden leaks.
Here’s some steps you can take to check for leaking water:
- Check your property for any visible water leaks from taps, toilets, showers, etc.
- Turn off all taps and appliances using water.
- Take a reading from your water meter, then wait for at least one hour (this includes flushing the loo)
- After at least 1 hour read the meter again. If the reading has changed then it is odds on you have leaking water.
Whether a leak is visible or hidden, the quicker you engage a licensed plumber to fix the problem, the more money you will save. Leaking water not only cost in terms of water usage, but may be doing long-term, and expensive, damage to your home.
Leaking showers are one of the more common building faults, and potentially the most expensive.
Signs of a leaking shower include:
- Bathroom has developed a musty smell
- Tiles changing to a darker colour
- Discolouration around the base of the shower
- Loose or broken tiles/grout
- Damp patches or damage becoming apparent on the other side of the wallk
If you suspect a leaking shower do not delay, call Endpoint Plumbing so we can expertly access the cause of the leak and rectify the problem.
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