Water Leak: What to Do When You Hear Water Running in Your Walls
Finding a water leak in your walls is a common problem. Most people don’t think of it as a major problem because they believe that they have stopped the leak by stopping the water from running.
However, most times, it isn’t that easy to stop a water leak, especially if you live in an older home.
It is possible that the leaking is not coming from your home’s plumbing system, but it could come from cracks in your walls or even an open wall vent.
In this article, we will cover how to find the source of a water leak and what you can do about it.
How to troubleshoot a home water leak
If you hear water running in your home or in the walls, check the following areas first:
Faucet and Pipes
Check all faucets and pipes to make sure they are turned off. If a pipe is leaking, the leak will cause the water to run. If a pipe is leaking, you should turn off the water and call a plumber immediately. If the water is not coming from a pipe, check the following:
Check any toilets for leaks. If the toilet is leaking, you should turn off the water supply valve and call a plumber.
Check the toilet for any visible cracks or breaks on the tank or bowl. If the toilet is cracked or broken, you should contact a plumber to replace it.
Bathtub and Shower
Check the bathtub and shower area to make sure there are no leaks. If there are no visible leaks you should check the water pressure in the shower. If there is low water pressure, it could be due to a clogged drain or a faulty showerhead.
If you find that something clogs the showerhead, you can buy a new showerhead at a home improvement store. If you find that the drain has a similar problem, you can remove the drain cover and clean the drain.
Check the kitchen sink to make sure it is not leaking. If the sink is leaking, you should turn off the water supply valve and call a plumber. If the sink is not leaking, check for any visible cracks or breaks. If the sink cracks or breaks, you can replace it yourself or call a plumber.
Check the faucets and pipes under the kitchen sink to make sure they are not leaking. If they are leaking, you should turn off the water supply valve and call a plumber.
How to troubleshoot a home leak
If your home has an active leak, the following steps can help you locate the source of the leak:
Turn off the water supply to your home. Listen closely to the location of the water leak. With the water supply still turned off, walk around your home. If you hear water dripping, you can use a flashlight to locate the source of the leak.
When you have identified the source of the leak, you should turn the water supply back on, and call a plumber.
Never Ignore Water Leak
With all the water that we use in our homes each day, it is important to take care of it properly.
Not only will a leaking pipe cause your home to lose valuable water resources, but also can cause damage that can cost you hundreds of dollars to repair.
Our blog, HandyWork, has some great information on water leakage that can help you get your home in good shape.
We also have some tips for identifying and fixing water leaks in your home. Read through our blog or check out our website for more information.