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Do You Know How to Tell if Your Plumbing System has a Leak?

Burst-PipePlumbing systems can be tough to keep in good shape. Sure, annual maintenance does a pretty good job of keeping everything in order. No amount of maintenance can guarantee that the system will be protected from issues, though. You still need to know the signs that your plumbing system is experiencing some sort of problem, so that you can call for professional services as soon as possible. One of the most common plumbing issues is leaking, so for this post we’re going to focus on that. Read on for more information on how to tell if your plumbing system has a leak.

Check Your Water Meter

One of the quicker ways to tell if your plumbing system is leaking is to turn off all the water systems in your home, and then have a look at your water meter. If the meter isn’t running, then you either don’t have a leak or it’s so small that it isn’t registering. If the meter is running, then you likely have a larger leak somewhere in your plumbing system that should be dealt with.

Monitor Your Monthly Bills

It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your monthly utility bills, just so you can have an idea of how much water your home is using on average. If your monthly water bills start to rise without explanation, it could mean that you have a leak in your system. More water leaving through the leak leads to you being charged for it, even if you’re not aware that it’s happening.

Falling Water Pressure

Dropping water pressure typically indicates either an advanced leak or blockage in the plumbing system. This is not a good sign. If this is due to a leak, you should call a plumber to resolve it right away before it gets any worse. Of course, you’ll need to have a plumber take a look at the system in order to determine whether it’s a leak or a blockage in the first place. Either way, get it looked at before it gets worse.

Water Damage

This is the most obvious sign that you have a leak in the plumbing system. It’s also the last sign you want to see, because it means that substantial damage has already been done to the area around the plumbing leak. Water damage is often the first sign that homeowners notice of pinhole leaks. These are leaks that are too small to cause other recognizable symptoms, so they tend to go unnoticed unless they’re discovered during a maintenance appointment or cause visible water damage. Make sure that you have a plumber examine the area as soon as you notice water damage in your home. You’re going to want to have the leak found and fixed before it has the chance to cause any more damage.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling provides plumbing repair services of all kinds in Doylestown, PA. If your plumbing system has a problem, we can fix it for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.

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