DETECTING LEAKS IN YOUR HOME
If you think you have a leak, please check out these common problems. Even a very small leak in your home can add up quickly and increase your monthly water bill.
- Toilets – Check the toilet for leaks by removing the top of the tank and listen for water running. If you hear water running, try to determine where the water is coming from. NOTE, you will not always hear water running when your toilet is leaking.Suggestions to check for a possible toilet leak:
- Put a few drops of food coloring in the toilet tank to color the water. Do not flush. Wait several minutes and check to see if the coloring has seeped through to the bowl. This would indicate a leak.
- Shine a flashlight into the overflow tube. This should be dry.
- Water level in the toilet tank should be a minimum of 1″ below the overflow tube.
- Indoor and outdoor faucets – check for drips.
- Shower heads – check for drips.
- Water heater tank – check for water leaks or stains underneath.
- Dishwashers and clothes washer – check for drips or stains underneath or behind these appliances.
- Water softener – make sure it is recycling properly. Check the discharge line for any flow. There should be no flow unless the softener is regenerating.
- If you have an in-ground sprinkler system, it is important to check to see if it has any leaks.
The Godley Public Water District is not responsible for repairing leaks inside your home. You should determine if you can repair the leak yourself or if you need to call a plumber.