Leak Detection Tips

How to find a water leak in your home

Small undetected water leaks in your home can quickly add up! To find out if you have a leak, you may want to start with your toilet.

Toilet Leak Test

  • Remove the toilet tank lid.
  • Place 10 ten drops of food coloring in the tank (red or green work best).
  • Replace the lid.
  • Do not flush the toilet for the rest of the night.
  • Check the toilet bowl the next morning.  If the food coloring shows up in the bowl, you have a leak that needs to be repaired.

Other Places to Look

  • Check your dishwasher and clothes washer for drips or stains underneath or behind the appliances.
  • Replace worn gaskets and washers on indoor and outdoor faucets.
  • Check sprinkler systems for damaged sprinkler heads and leaks.