Water Consumption

How do I find out if my water fixtures are leaking?

Leaks from taps and faucets can easily be observed. If the dripping is sparse, a piece of paper can be put at the bottom of the sink to see if the drops leave a mark.

A leak in the toilet seat can be observed by placing a piece of toilet paper at the back of the toilet bowl. If the paper gets wet, the toilet seat is leaking. Leaks in the toilet seats in the cellar of apartment buildings are the most difficult to find.

If you suspect the pipes in your home have a leak, it can be checked with a simple task. When you leave for the weekend, switch the main switch of the water off. If the water pressure level has changed before you turn the switch back on, there is a leak.

In an apartment building, leaks can be observed by following the consumption of water during the early morning hours. During this time there shouldn’t be a consumption of water. If there is fluctuation of the water meter, it might mean there is a leak in the water fixtures of the building.

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The cost of various leaks in a household.

How can I acquire a water meter for our home?

Water meters are installed during plumbing renovation. Starting the work is decided in a stockholders meeting and it is good to get the board to be committed to every phase of the work.

How can I save warm water?

Warm service water consumes approximately 25-30% of a household’s energy consumption. The greatest consumption is created in the shower: approximately 60 litres per person per day. Of this 60 litres, approximately 40% is warm water. A five minute shower consumes approximately 60 litres, which is equivalent to 0,5 euros.