Servicing the Cities of
Azusa, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and
West Covina in Southern California
Finding & Fixing Leaks

Common Household Water Leaks

Water leaks found at home are often easy to fix, requiring only a few tools and hardware.  The most common types are work toilets flappers, dripping faucets and other leaking valves. Fixing leaks can save homeowner about 10 percent o the water bills

Call In the Experts

 your may want to  contact a licenced plumber for larger projects such as water heater drips, broken water pipes or applicances, water softener problems, and outdoor irrigation issues.  If you choose to hire a professional to assist with your leak, we suggest getting more than one bid for  your project and receive all information in writing. Customers should request copies of the contractor's license, insurance certificates and references. 

Continue to Conserve 

If any of your fixtures needs replacing, remember to look for the WaterSense label when purchasing  plumbing products. Valley County Water District offers rebates for washing machines, toilets and irrigation controllers. for details and more information visit: socalwatersmart.com/en/residential.

 

Start in the Bathroom

  • Toilets: Listen for running water and conduct the food coloring test by putting a few drops into the tank at the bakc of your toilets. Let it sit for 10 mins and if color show up in the bowl, you have a leak. For tips on fixing a toilet leak,  click here.
  • Faucets: Listen for drips and turn on the tap to check for water going in the wrond direction.
  • Showerheads: Turn on and look for drips or stray sprays that be stopped with tape.
  • In the Tub: Turn on the tub, then divert the water to the shower ad see if there is still a lot of water coming from the tub spout; that could mean the tub spout diverter needs replacing
  • Under the Sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joint edges. 

Go Outside

  • At the Spigot: Ensure tight connections with the hose and see if the how washer nees replacing. 
  • Outdoor Irrigation System: Check for broken sprinklers or nozzles spraying in the wrong direction. Outdoor wate use can account for over60 % over overall wate use for homes. For more tips on fixing irrigation leaks, click here

Dont Forget the Kitchen

  • Faucet: Listen for drips and tighten aerators or replace fixtures if necessary. 
  • Sprayer: Check for make sure water is spraying smoothly and clean openings as needed. 
  • Under the Sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joint edges.
  • Applicances: Check for pooling water underneath dishwashers and refrigerators with ice makers, which could indicate a supply line leak. 

Check the Laundry and Utility Room

  • Under the Sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joint edges.
  • Clothes Washer: Check for pooling water, which could indicate a supply line leak.
  • Water Heater: Check beneath the tank for pooling water, rust, or other signs of leakage. 

 

 

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