The Guide to Simple Water Leak Repairs

You could have a water leak somewhere in your home and not know it for months and months at a time. Approximately a trillion gallons of water are wasted every year in the United States because of household leaks.  How many gallons of water are being wasted at your home?  Do you have a leak?  Let’s find out.

Here are 2 ways to find out if your Harrisburg home has a water leak:

  • Keep a close eye on your water bill.  Many water leaks are discovered when an outlandish water bill arrives in the mail.  The average family of four uses less than 12,000 gallons of water per month.  Does it seem like you use too many gallons of water considering the number of people in your household?  You may have a leak that you don’t know about.
  • Check your water meter.  If you take a look at your water meter, then don’t use any water for two hours, and then check it again, you’ll be able to see if you’re being charged for water during a time when you didn’t even use any.  If the water meter numbers change during those two hours, you most likely have a water leak.

Oh no, I must have a leak, but how do I find it?

Some leaks, like a dripping faucet, are obvious.  If you’ve got an obvious leak there could be an easy fix. We don’t recommend DIY leak repair because the success rate isn’t great, but if you do decide to attempt a leak repair, be careful and don’t hesitate to give us a call if you feel things aren’t going well.

Many leaks are not apparent and leak detection is needed.  You could have leaky plumbing pipes, a slab leak, a silent toilet leak, or other hard-to-find leaks.  Our certified plumbing experts will detect your leak and get you the leak repair you need.  If new plumbing fixtures are needed you’ll get the professional installation that will ensure they will last for years to come.  We also can do pipe repair and repiping  when needed.

For the best leak detection and leak repair in Harrisburg, PA and the greater area, give Ready & Able Plumbing a call today!

The experts at Ready & Able Plumbing, Heating and Cooling can size up any job and give you the information and options you need. And with free estimates, flat rate pricing, guarantees on our labor and products, 24/7 emergency service, and screened employees, you are guaranteed to have a good experience with our company. We are here to make your life easier and 100% customer satisfaction is what we strive for.  For testimonials, money saving tips and coupons, see our website and give us a call (717-963-2034) when problems arise or with any questions or concerns.  Ready & Able plumbing, heating and cooling is ready to help you, anytime, anywhere!

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