Detecting the water leak in 5 steps
Water supply providers, including the Aqaba Water Company, monitor the subscriber`s consumption of water by taking meter readings. The consumption value is calculated according to the prices set by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Any excess consumption due to leakage in the internal water network means increasing the meter readings which means an increase in the amounts paid for consumption, beside it is a loss of water at the national level.
We will try in this matter to introduce you in simple ways through which to detect any leakage even if it was a simple one by yourself through some simple tips and methods so as to avoid any surprise to yourself when paying water bill, you should only apply the following tips before contacting the leak detection company.
1- Check the main valve on the water tank, sometimes these valves are directly connected to the water drain location, if you cannot get to this place, just try to listen carefully to the valve, if you notice the sound of a whistle then this indicates the possibility of leakage.
- Check if there is a leak in the toilet by raising the lid of the toilet and listening closely to any sound of leaking. If you hear any sound of a whistle, there is leaking in your toilet and you should now locate it. If there is no sound, you can put a drop of any dye and monitor the movement of water in the toilet. If there is a movement and a change in the dye shape, then this indicates a water leak in the toilet and you should try to locate it, if you cannot locate it then contact the water leak detection company.
3- Check the water connection itself, if there is no leaking in the valve of the water tank or in the toilet, then you should check the main water indicator connected to the water line you are using in your home. Although checking the main water pipe and detecting any leaking there seems a bit difficult specially if the extensions was internal, but if you can do this then you will save yourself a lot of money. Stop the water push temporarily, remove the cover and see the number on the meter and check if it was over normal or not.
4- Detect water leaks by checking the water valve inside your house, usually in any house there is a water valve at the beginning and at end of the pipe. All you have to do is to locate the valves and hear close to any wheezing sound and determine if there is leaking or not.
- Checking all the faucets inside the house, whether in the kitchen or bathroom. As a result of the use, the internal parts of the faucet may become damaged and this leads to continuous dripping from the tap. The dripping may be slow or continuous. In both cases, this leak contributes significantly to large amounts of water waste and additional amounts at the end of each cycle to no avail.