Mobile Home Water Leaks

 Mobile Home Water Leaks Detection

One fast way to determine if you have any leaks in your homes plumbing is to make sure that all the water is turned off, faucets etc. and check for drips. Look at your meter if you are connected to a public utility. There is usually a small hand on the meter. Watch this hand for any movement. If it moves there is probably a leak. To find this small hand if it is not obvious have someone flush a toilet while you watch the meter. When the toilet fills up the hand should stop. Leaky toilet flappers are a big culprit in water use, if the toilet seems to flush by itself or constantly refilling that is an indicator of a bad toilet flapper. Look at the toilet repair page for more information on this subject.
How To Find In Home or Under Ground Leak

If you are on a well watch the pressure gauge to see if the needle is dropping. If you don't a have gauge listen for the contact switch. If it clicks on and off occasionally with no water running indoors in the house start checking visually for leaks. Dripping faucets in sinks, tubs and showers will use a lot of water, fix these as soon as possible. Doing these things will easily cut down your homes water bill or power bill if your well pump cuts on and off unnecessarily. If you have crawled under the home looked in cabinets and did not see any signs of any leaks, such as a big bulge in the belly wrap or wet spots, you might have a under ground leak outside. Try this, shut the cutoff valve nearest the homes and watch the water meter or well pump pressure gauge again. If you see or hear any gauge or meter movement you probably have an under ground leak. One way to locate an under ground leak is to take a metal rod and start at the meter or pump and poke the ground trying to locate a soft spot, that would indicate the leak source. Be watchful for any surface water or bubbling you might see that is a dead give away to the leak source. If all else fails you may need to call a plumbing company or local utility, some water companies perform this service, to locate the underground leak with an electronic water leak detector. It is then up to you if you want to repair it or have them do the repairs. If you decide to DIY take a look at the plumbing repair page for information to help fix your homes plumbing pipes.
Leaky Faucet Drip Water Wasted

How much water does a dripping facet waste?
You may want to consider this, 60 drops per minute = 192 gallons or 25.6 cubic feet per month, 90 drops per minute = 310 gallons or 41.3 cubic feet per month, 120 drops per minute = 429 gallons or 57.2 cubic feet per month.