Plumbing leaks are one problem that no homeowner wants to deal with. But just as they are unpredictable in nature, they’re also sometimes inevitable. Unfortunately, they’re also difficult to find without professional training and equipment.
If you’re aware of what to watch for, however, you may be able to identify plumbing issues before they turn into much bigger problems that cause significant damage. Here are some of the warning signs that you may have a leak.
Increased Water Bills
Your water bills are going to fluctuate up and down—this is natural depending on how much water you use every month. This isn’t what we’re referring too however. Whether the leak is minor or major, eventually it will start to reflect on your monthly water bills. So if they are significantly higher each month, then you could very well have a leak in the plumbing system.
Running Water Meter
One sure way to check to see if there’s a leak somewhere in your plumbing is to turn off every plumbing appliance in your home, then take a look at your water meter. If the meter is still running, then there is still water leaving your system somehow. The most common reason for this is a leak.
A Drop in Water Pressure
This is usually what leads homeowners to call professional plumbers for repairs. A sudden drop in water pressure indicates that you have a blockage or a severe leak somewhere within your plumbing system. This symptom typically occurs when the problem has grown quite large, so it’s important that you call for repairs as soon as you notice it.
The above mentioned signs are good indicators for if you have a leak, but to confirm this and to have the leak’s source accurately located, give us a call to perform professional leak detection services.
To ensure professional plumbing repairs in your Olympia, WA home, contact Brooks Plumbing Co. today!