How to discover water leaks?

Water is an essential good for life on Earth, but we still waste it in an absurd way. Find out how to find water leaks in pipes
Drinking water is very scarce around the world and waste must be fought as never before. If you suspect that there is a leaky pipe or worn valve in your home, check your water bill and water meter for any possible water leakage. In case of major changes, doing some tests can help you find the leak and then you can fix it. Check out the tips suggested by the Basic Sanitation Company of the State of  on how to discover a water leak.

How to discover water leaks?

  • Water leakage in the discharge box or valve
  • Throw coffee powder into the toilet;
  • Check if the powder has deposited at the bottom of the vase;
  • If not, it means that there is water leakage in the discharge box or in the valve.
  • Important: in basins whose discharge outlet is at the back (towards the wall), it is necessary to carry out the test by draining the water. If the basin accumulates water again, it is a sign that there is a leak in the drain box or valve.
  • Leakage of water in the direct branch of the network
  • Open a faucet that uses water straight from the network;
  • Wait until the water stops running;
  • Place a full glass of water in the mouth of the faucet;

If there is suction of water from the cup by the faucet, it is an indication that there is a leak in the pipe supplied by the company’s water.

Another tip:

  • Keep the easel log open;
  • Make sure that all the faucets in the residence are closed and do not use the toilets;
  • Make sure that all the faucets in the box are closed so that no water can enter;
  • Watch your hydrometer and mark the position of your longest hand, and after an hour, watch to see if it has moved;
  • If the larger needle on the hydrometer has moved, this indicates that there is a leak in the direct branch.
  • Water leaks in building reservoirs/cisterns
  • Close the reservoir output valve;
  • Do the same for the float tap;
  • Check the water level in the reservoir, wait an hour and check your water level again;
  • If the water level has dropped, this indicates that there are leaks in the plumbing or in the toilets fed by the water tank.
  • Leakage in installations using water from the box
  • Make sure all the faucets in the house are turned off and do not use the toilets;
  • Close the box’s float tap to prevent its entry;
  • Mark the box to indicate the water level and wait an hour; after that, check your level and your marking;

 

If you find a level lower than the one marked, it is an indication that there are leaks in toilets or in pipes that use water from the tank.