How to Detect Plumbing Leaks

How to Detect Plumbing Leaks

Leaks in your plumbing system are quite difficult to detect. In most cases, homeowners will fail to notice leaks until significant water damage has occurred. While you may require a licensed plumber to determine exactly where the leak is coming from, you can still identify when a leak is present in your system.

The following are telltale signs that you have a leak in your plumbing system:

  • High water bill. Water bills are calculated by the amount of water you use, which can fluctuate on a monthly basis. However, if your water bill is consistently getting higher and higher each month, without a drastic change in water usage in your home, it may indicate that you have a leak that is wasting a substantial amount of water.
  • Decrease in water pressure. If the water pressure of one of your water-based appliances, such as a faucet or showerhead, drops continuously, it is a sign of a serious leak in your plumbing system. While a decrease in water pressure may also indicate a blockage in your piping, you must contact a professional plumber immediately since it can be an indication of significant repairs.
  • Running water meter. A great way to check if you have a leak in your plumbing is by shutting off all of your water-based appliances, then watch the water meter. If the water meter continues to run despite not using any water appliance, it is a sign that water is being wasted somewhere, which could mean a leak.

As soon as you discover that a leak is in your home, reach out to a licensed plumber immediately. If the leak is not taken care of in a prompt manner, not only will it cause severe damage to your home, but also to your wallet.

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