Winter is close at hand, and in our area of the North West it pays to pay attention!
You can’t see some leaks. If you suspect a leak but can’t find one, shut off the water supply to your house and then go look at your water meter. If the numbers are still increasing or the indicator dial is still turning, you probably have a hidden leak. A plumber can help you find it and fix it. Ignoring a leak will waste water and possibly cause serious damage to your home and property.
Know where the main shut-off valve is for your home’s water supply. In many homes, it’s in the basement. Don’t have a basement? Check outside near the foundation or in the crawl space. In some older homes, the valve may be buried, making it difficult to find. If you can’t locate it or it’s not reachable, call a plumber and have a new one installed. When a major leak occurs, you need to be able to shut off the supply of water to your home.