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Leak Detection

How much attention should you pay to your water bill? Probably more than you are now. Closely examining your bill could give you a hint it’s time to call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to find out if you have a water leak in or outside your Montgomery or Auburn, AL home.

Our Pledge To You
When leak detection and repairs are needed, Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air will do the work right the first time, every time. All plumbing repairs in your home are backed by our service & repair money back guarantee.

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Leak Detection

How much attention should you pay to your water bill? Probably more than you are now. Closely examining your bill could give you a hint it’s time to call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to find out if you have a water leak in or outside your Montgomery or Auburn, AL home.

Our Pledge To You
When leak detection and repairs are needed, Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air will do the work right the first time, every time. All plumbing repairs in your home are backed by our service & repair money back guarantee.

Don’t Lose Money Due to Leaking Fixtures

You may think a leak is no big deal, but leaky toilets and faucets can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day. Over time that adds up to wasted money. Here are just a few examples:

A metal pipe with a ⅛-inch hole leaks 2,500 gallons of water every 24 hours at 40 psi
A pinhole size leak can waste 360,000 gallons a year
A leaking toilet can use 90,000 gallons of water in 30 days
Dripping faucets or outdoor spigots can waste up to 180 gallons a month
About 1 in every 20 swimming pools has a leak

Remember, we’re not only talking wasted money but also a waste of a valuable resource. While water shortages aren’t routine in Alabama, water conservation is always a good thing. If you want to avoid water leaks in your home, check out Dixie’s Preventative Maintenance Plan.

Problem Areas

The water line between the water meter (or well) and your home
This isn’t always easy to spot since the line is typically under your yard. Look for saturated areas that are wet all the time

Crawl spaces and basements
These are easier to locate and fix because the pipes are not under several inches of concrete.

Slab leaks
Many local homes are built on slab foundations with the water lines under concrete. These almost always take the services of a plumber to diagnose and locate.

Walls and/or floors
Even very slow leaks in these locations can cause lots of damage if they go undetected. Not only material damage, but health risks because of mold and bacteria growth.

Be A Leak Detective

There are things a homeowner can do to determine if water leaks are a problem.

Test the supply line by closing the shutoff valve cutting the water supply to the entire house. Wait for a few minutes then look at your water meter. If you see the dial still moving, it’s an indication you have a leak somewhere in the supply line.
Check toilets by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank. If you start seeing colored water in the toilet you have a leak.
Check all the faucets in the house and the outside spigots for any signs of water dripping.

Any leaks you find should be repaired quickly. If you can’t do it yourself then call Dixie for professional help.

Call Dixie AND IT’S DONE!

Book your next appointment, or call for 24/7 emergency assistance.

Call Dixie

AND IT’S DONE!

Book your next appointment, or call for 24/7 emergency assistance.