It can be quite difficult to identify plumbing leaks in the home, at least without proper equipment. Chances are, any plumbing leak you’ve had to deal with became apparent through water damage or some other issue. By then, of course, you have to spend quite a bit of money remediating the damage already done. If you know what to look for, though, you can identify plumbing leaks much sooner than that.
One of the easiest ways to identify a plumbing leak is to turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home, and then watch the water meter. If the meter is still running, it indicates that there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.
Higher Water Bills
Your water bills are going to rise and fall, depending on how much you use. However, you should beware of sudden spikes in your water bills. Unusually high water bills tend to indicate a problem in the plumbing system, including leaks. You should have a plumber examine your system if you notice this happening.
Loss of Water Pressure
Finally, you should definitely call for repairs if you notice a drop in water pressure. This symptom often only appears in the case of a serious leak or blockage, one that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you may be looking at a pipe rupture in the near future. You really don’t want to deal with the level of water damage that such a thing can cause.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive plumbing repair services throughout Bethesda, MD. If you need plumbing repairs of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. We’ll make sure that your plumbing system is in top shape for many years to come.