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How to Tell You Have a Leak

Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 11:00 am

If not caught quickly, plumbing leaks have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, not only to the plumbing system itself but also to your property and the furnishings within. Unfortunately, they’re typically very hard for the average homeowner to detect, particularly since your piping runs behind walls and other unseen locations. If you know what to watch out for though, you might be able to detect warning signs of a leak, and know that it’s time to call for professional leak detection services.

Are Your Water Bills Increasing?

Your water bills are going to fluctuate regardless of whether or not there is a leak, however if you notice that one month’s bill is significantly higher than the previous months with no other apparent cause, you may have a leak, even if it’s just moderate for now.

Check Your Water Meter

If you really want to check and see if a leak has occurred in your plumbing, turn off every plumbing appliance in your home and take a look at your water meter. If the meter is still running, then water is still exiting your system somehow. More than likely, it’s due to a leak.

Have You Noticed a Decrease in Water Pressure?

This is typically the last symptom that homeowners notice before getting in contact with a professional plumber. A drop in water pressure indicates a serious leak or a blockage along your piping somewhere. This usually only happens when the leak has already become quite advanced, so do be sure to call for professional assistance right away in this case.

Even if you only suspect that you have a plumbing leak, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Our plumbers are highly skilled and experienced at conducting thorough water leak detection services.

For quality Tumwater, WA leak detection, contact Brooks Plumbing Co. today.

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