Plumbing: Check Under Sinks and Around Toilets for Leaks

Idea

Consider adding a low-temperature alarm for your home, especially the type that sends alerts to your cell phone.

Routine Care

Check under sinks and around toilets for leaks

Early detection catches small leaks before they turn into serious water damage.

Timing: July (yearly)

How To

Check inside bathroom vanities and under kitchen sinks for moisture and other signs of leaks. Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Look for rust or white lime deposits which are early indications that a leak is starting.

Check for cracks in the toilet bowl rim where it is bolted to the floor. A hairline crack usually means that the toilet is on its way to developing a leak. Also, inspect around the toilet for leaks in the water inlet pipes or tank bottom.

In addition, look for dripping faucets, leaking shower heads, and malfunctioning toilet flush valves

Benefits

The benefits of this task are very high. Doing this task can help prevent serious damage from water leaks and pests, which can be very costly to eliminate and repair damage from.

Costs

The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do. No specialized tools are required.

 

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