How to Stop Bathroom Leaks

How to Stop Bathroom Leaks

It is important that you deal with any bathroom leaks in a timely fashion to help minimize the problem and save yourself money on your water bills. To check for a leak in your home, you can easily conduct a water meter test during a time that you are not using water. Check the water meter and after two hours, read the meter again to see if it has changed. This will allow you to quickly determine if there is a leak.

Bathroom Sink or Shower Valve

If the bathroom sink or shower valve is leaking, it will not only drive you crazy with the incessant dripping, but it will also lead to a significant amount of wasted water. Many homeowners find that they can remove the valve themselves to deal with the problem, but this is not usually recommended. If something goes wrong, you can cause a significant problem that will end up costing even more in the end. Instead, leave the work to a skilled professional who can handle the problem in no time.

Toilet Leaks

You can easily find the source of the toilet leak by taking a dry glove or cloth and rubbing it across the toilet and where the water line leads into the toilet to see what areas are wet. You can also check your toilet for tank leaks by placing a few drops of food coloring in the tank. After 30 minutes, if the color appears in the bowl, you have a leak and will need to contact a plumber.

Running Toilet

If your toilet won’t quit running, you may have a larger problem at hand than you originally thought. Running toilets are leaking toilets and can waste a significant amount of water in a very short period of time. To repair the problem, first get to know the inner workings of your toilet. This will allow you to quickly determine whether the flapper, refill valve, or float is at fault.

DIY Plumbing

If you are a “do-it-yourself” kind of person, then you may be able to complete the necessary work without a plumber on your side. Certain plumbing websites, such as, can provide extensive guidance and step-by-step instructional videos to help walk you through the work. This site can also help you to determine where the source of the problem may be coming from.

Keep in mind, however, that a plumber has the skills and equipment necessary to fix a toilet problem on the spot. This may end up saving you more time and money than completing the repairs on you

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