Water Leaks that May Indicate a Need for Pipe Repair
Water leaks in a home are a call for disaster. Leaks in your plumbing system may do a lot of damage to your house. Leaking water may result in catastrophic damage to upholstery, furniture, and walls. At times, leaks may go undetected. If the leak is not apparent, it might carry on for weeks or even months. In the event of an undetected water leak, it might do significant damage before it is found.
Identifying a leak in your house may be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never had one before. Detecting water leaks in your home is easy if you follow these steps.
Check for High Water Bill
If you realize you are using more water than usual, have a look at your water bills from the last few months. While a gradual increase in your water bill may signal a leak, a sudden rise in costs indicates a more severe problem. This might suggest that there is a leak under the surface. It is best to hire a plumber right away to inspect your pipes.
Check the Water Meter
Cut off your home’s water supply. Unplug the water supply for the dishwasher, washing machine, and other appliances. Remember to keep an eye on the water consumption. You have a leak if it starts to alter.
While the water meter may not show instantly, there might be a leak that you identify after a few hours. Allow sufficient time for the meter to read before turning on your water system. If you have switched off all of your water systems but still see a change in the meter reading, you may have a creeping leak in your system.
Be Keen on Outdoor and Underground Leaks
Outside, check for leaks in hoses and sprinkler systems. The repercussions of a faulty outdoor plumbing system may be severe. Wet spots in the yard, such as pools of water that do not seem to go away even when the weather is dry, might indicate an exterior leak. A plumber is necessary to fix underground plumbing, sprinklers, and pipelines.
If you have a water leak in your house, contact Signature Plumbing Company. Our skilled plumbers have the training and expertise to find and repair concealed water leaks the first time around. Contact our plumbing services now to put a stop to water wastage.