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Deep dive: In Episode 17 we touched on leak detection from the water meter. Let's get a little deeper on how to determine where the leak may be.
Amy shares that there was an electronic alert from the water meter sent to the water company due to usage detected every hour for a seven day period. Usage was up as well.
How to determine if there is a leak - find the water meter. Clean off the glass. Typically two indicators and numbers. Low flow indicator will spin quickly when water is flowing. Turn the water on in the house and note the movement of the indicators. Turn off all faucets and water using appliances, note the position of the indicators. If you notice movement immediately there may be a large amount of water loss. Wait 20-30 minutes and note the position the indicators. If they have moved then there is a likely leak. Also a significant increase in your water bill or usage noted on your bill is another indication.
Toilet leak test using dye in the tank. If dye flows into the bowl after a period of 20 minutes or so, the flapper is the ulprit.
Color update: Pantone Color of the Year "Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude."
What do I use for slippery/icy deck and stairs? Coconut mats
When I turn off the water to drain and clean the toilet my hand comes back wet. What would cause water to,leak by the shut off valve? Leaking valve through the valve packing, condensate from toilet tank or connection to fill valve under the tank. Dry well and check the blue shop towel.