Common Signs of Water Leaks

pipe-wrenchWe wish that we could tell you that there is a way in which you can completely avoid the risk of water leaks in your plumbing system. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. In fact, chances are that you will encounter a water leak of some kind at some point. There are a lot of pipes in your home, and even those made of the best materials and have been expertly installed will not last forever. This brings us to an important question—how do you know if you have a water leak?

Learning to spot the signs of a water leak early on can really help you to avoid serious damage to your home. Like we said, there are a lot of pipes in your plumbing system. There are also a lot of pipes that you cannot see in your plumbing system. It is not as simple as just giving your pipes a visual inspection from time to time. Protect your plumbing in Acworth, NH by being on the lookout for signs that your system has sprung a leak.

Keep Your Eyes Open

Obviously, the most obvious signs of trouble for most people are those that they can see with their own eyes. While many of your pipes may be hidden from view, there are still plenty of visual warning signs that may alert you to potential problems with your plumbing system. Look out for water stains on your floors, walls, or ceilings, as well as sagging points on your ceiling. Also look out for mold growth, as damp conditions really allow this biological pollutant to thrive.

Those pipes that you can see should also be checked on from time to time. Look out for discoloration or dimpling on the pipes. Not only does that suggest that you may have a leak, but it also means that other hidden pipes installed at the same time may be suffering from the same issues.

Keep Your Ears Open, Too

Do you hear dripping in your home? Does it sound like someone left a faucet open, but you’ve checked every sink, tub, etc. to no avail? What gives? What you are hearing may actually be the sound of water leaking out of your plumbing system. It may be somewhere in your walls, it may be beneath your concrete slab—whatever the case, you need professional leak detection services fast. The longer that you leave the issue unresolved, the more water you’ll waste and the greater the risk to your property at large.

Pay Attention to Your Bills

Like we said above, you are going to be wasting water for as long as you allow a leak in your plumbing system to persist. That means that you may actually be tipped off to the leak by your water bills. More specifically, by an inexplicable spike in how much you are paying for water in your home. If your usage hasn’t jumped, but your bill has, let us investigate to find any potential leaks.

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