When plumbing problems pop up, it’s definitely an inconvenience. But that doesn’t meant that plumbing repairs are uncommon. Like everything in your home, your pipes wear down over time. Leaks are the most common plumbing concern that our team sees, although we also see clogs and other repair needs.
Leaks are perhaps the most dangerous plumbing problems because even the tiniest leak can lead to major property damage. Leaks can cause mold growth, foundation problems, and more. If you need a team of plumbers in Bucks County, look no further. Our team can help with all of your plumbing concerns. In the meantime, you can read on to learn the signs that you may have a plumbing problem in your home.
Hearing Water Run
If you can hear water, but can’t identify the source then a leak may be to blame. Check around your home to make sure all faucets, showers, and appliances are turned off. If you can still hear water running, try to narrow down where it is coming from. Look around for signs of a leak.
If you don’t see one, you may have caught the problem early before it gets worse. Any time you hear running water without a known source, it’s time to call our team of professionals. Ignoring a leak can lead to significant damage to your floors, walls, and even personal items around your home.
The water pressure around your home should be consistent in all rooms. If you notice that you have different water pressure at a single source – like a kitchen or bathroom sink – then you may have a leak in one of those pipes. A leak takes away some of the water from that plumbing source and changes the pressure. Usually, a leak leads to lower water pressure than is usual.
Keep in mind that with your shower, changing the shower head can impact the water pressure. You don’t have to be too concerned if you notice a slight water pressure difference when changing out the hardware. But if the pressure continues to decrease over time, it may be time to call a professional.
Water Meter Changes
Your water meter tracks water usage in real-time. Using it as a tool is probably the best way to identify those tough-to-find leaks that are hiding just out of sight. First, you want to turn off all water in your home. This includes appliances. Then check your water meter and write down the reading. Leave all water turned off for at least 15 minutes, but longer if possible. Check the meter again and see if the reading changed. If so, you probably have a leak somewhere that is leading to additional water usage.
Some leaks are so gradual that you don’t notice them at first, but leaks can cause water spots on your ceilings, walls, and even floors. If you notice slightly discolored spots, a leak may be to blame. Most often leaks lead to brownish rings that spread as the water damage spreads.
Eventually, these dark spots may also show mold or mildew growth and even smell bad. But don’t wait for the signs to worsen. If you suspect a leak, call right away.
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