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The water line connected to your home is usually "metered" for accountability and billing purposes. Consequently a leak on your line can cost you a lot. Even a tiny leak can be found through applying a couple of simple techniques. If you have been alerted that you got a leak, the following are a few steps you can take before calling and waiting for a plumber.

Step 1: Hot Water Tanks
Inspect the pressure relief tap on the hot water tank. Occasionally these taps are built directly into a drain and may be leaking when you do not know about it. If the drain pipe cannot be removed and checked for a leak, listen for a hissing sound. It will indicate that the tap may be leaking.

Step 2: Toilets
Inspect the toilet for leaks by taking the top off the tank and listening very carefully. If you catch any hissing at all, try to determine where it is coming from. After locating the area where the leak is discovered, assess it and then call a professional plumber.

Step 3: Meter Line
Inspect the line running from the meter to the house. Doing this you can locate the leak for the plumber. If you have a shut-off tap by the house, secure it temporarily and check the meter by watching the dial on top of the meter. If the meter is still turning, this means the leak is between the meter and the house. If the tap is turned off at the house and the meter has stopped moving, then the leak is inside the house.

Step 4: Hose Bibs
Try and locate a leak by your house. This means locating all hose-bibs (the pipes that you hook your hoses to). Make sure to find each one in your yard and listen carefully. When you hear a sound, mark it with chalk and proceed to another hose-bib. This valuable information will be very useful when you call a plumber.

Step 5: Other Leaks
Inspect your garden - hoses, taps, and drip irrigation systems. Check the shower head.
It is also important to check a swimming pool if you have one to see if it has any leaks.

“Thank you Cerritos Plumbing! I am very pleased with my new tankless water heater. Your technicians worked very hard and didn’t leave until they were sure I had hot water. Integrating the tankless into my existing hydronic heating system was a challenge, but your team did a great job trouble-shooting an installing the right equipment.”

Debbie Baker
Whittier, CA

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