Leak Detection Checklist

Leak Detection Checklist 

Here are some places to check for common leaks.





Check for leaking toilets by adding food color to the tank. If the color shows up in the bowl after ten minutes, the toilet is leaking.

Kitchen and Bathroom Sink

Check for any dripping faucets or wet sinks.


Check for leaking hose connections at the wall faucets and the machine.

Water Heater

Check for leaking relief valves or loose connections.

Water Softener

Check to see if the softener is making flushing noises. It should be completely silent when not in use. 

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Check the plumbing for any leaking valves or filters.




Outdoor Water Spigots

Check for hoses that have been left running and leaking faucets.

Sprinkler System

Check the yard for muddy areas or standing water. Broken pipes and defective valves (round green lids   in the grass) are the most common  causes for leaks in yard sprinklers.


If no leak is readily visible after your inspection, a plumber or leak detection specialist may need to be contacted.