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Sal’s Plumbing, the South Bay’s #1 Plumber for over 30 Years enjoys giving homeowners tips on common plumbing problems.
In most cases the water line running to your home is “metered” for accountability and billing purposes. A leak on your line can be very costly. Performing some plumbing leak detection can save you from a nasty surprise from your local utility company. If you have been notified that you have a leak, here are a few steps you can do before calling Sal’s Plumbing in Torrance & Redondo. The more you do, the less it will cost you in the long run!
Check the toilet for leaks by removing the top off the tank and listening very closely. If you hear any hissing at all, try to locate where it is coming from. If you locate the area where the leak is coming from, assess it and determine if you can fix it. If you can’t, then call Sal’s Plumbing at (310) 692-4183
Check the Pressure Relief Valve on the hot water tank. Sometimes these valves are plumbed directly into a drain and may be leaking without your knowledge. If you can’t remove the drain pipe to check for a leak listen for a hissing sound, it may be leaking.
If the toilets are fine, check the line running from the meter to the house. While this may sound difficult, you can save money if you can locate the leak for the plumber.
Many times a leak can be very hard to locate. If you try these steps, you have a good shot at finding your plumbing leak. It’s also a valuable exercise because it will help your plumber get the job done quicker. As always please call Sals Plumbing in Torrance or Sals Plumbing in Redondo for your leak detection or any other plumbing problems – (310) 692-4183.