How to detect water leaks?

Think like a detective… right!

Turn off all household faucets and, if the meter keeps turning, call a professional to detect the fault.

Another way to discover water leaks is to check the water bill: if consumption has increased for no apparent reason, you have a clear indication that something is wrong.

Watch out! A small leak in the cistern can waste about 2,000 litres of water a year. But unlike a leaking faucet, it is harder to detect.

A trick to these breakdowns is to deposit some dye (food, for example) in the tank and look for the traces of it in the cup, a sign that there is a leak.

Reparalia’s home professionals teach you how to save water and money, checking your facilities with the advice of our professional plumbers. Detect breakdowns and leaks, learn how to react to them, and don’t forget our tricks to save water and do a favor to the Environment… and your pocket;)

To solve it, ask for the help of a specialist.

It is also advisable to regularly check pipes, sink and other plumbing facilities for leaks at least once a year.

In the case of appliances such as freezers, dishwashers, heaters and washing machines, these have rubber caps or washers that weaken over time, check and replace them, making sure they are securely fastened.

Also check the water pressure, as a high pressure in the installation can cause damage or noise in the pipes. When the three bars are exceeded, the water comes out so strongly that it can cause leaks and even break the taps.

To avoid these situations, it is advisable to use pressure reducers, valves that stabilize this parameter inside the home.