Plumbing issues are always a pain, both because they’re subtle and because they can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Because much of the plumbing system is hidden from view in the average home, most homeowners don’t realize that there’s a problem with their pipes until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to identify leaks early. Let’s take a look at a few of those things now.
Your water bills are going to rise and fall over time as you use more or less water. If your bills are going up for no apparent reason, especially sharply, then it’s likely that you have a leak somewhere in your system. So, be sure to monitor your water bills and call for repairs as soon as you notice something odd.
If you want a more immediate method for detecting water leaks, turn off all the water systems in your home and have a look at your water meter. If the meter is still running, you have a leak somewhere in your system. This is one of the best methods to confirm that you have a plumbing leak.
Drops in water pressure normally don’t start occurring until the leak is pretty large, but you should keep an eye out for them, regardless. Drops in water pressure, especially if they’re large or sudden, tend to indicate a rupture in your plumbing system. It’s best to turn off your home’s water immediately upon noticing this, in order to mitigate any possible water damage to the area around the broken pipe.
Bell Home Systems offers comprehensive plumbing repair services throughout Denver, CO. If you need plumbing repair services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers.