It’s pretty difficult to detect issues with your plumbing system, especially leaks. A leak in the system oftentimes will be in an area where it cannot be seen, since most of the pipes in the system are hidden. If finding plumbing leaks early is the key to limiting damage to the system as much as possible, this difficulty in detecting them is more than a little problematic. Ideally, you should use professional inspection services to identify plumbing leaks. If you’re in-between appointments, though, you can rely on these tips to help confirm whether or not you have a plumbing leak.
Check the Water Meter
First, turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home and watch the water meter. If the meter is still running, then water is still leaving the system. That often indicates a leak somewhere in the plumbing system. It’s important that you call for a more thorough professional inspection as soon as you notice this happening.
Unexplained Spikes in Water Bills
It’s never a bad idea to keep an eye on your water bill from month to month, if for no other reason than detecting issues. If your water bills start to rise substantially, without any accompanying rise in your monthly use, it’s often a sign that a leak in the system is wasting water.
Dropping Water Pressure
A drop in water pressure in your pipes often indicates a blockage or a leak. You’ll need a plumber to examine the system to determine which is which. This sign usually only appears in the case of a moderately large leak, so it’s best that you act quickly.
Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers plumbing repair services in Rockville, MD. If you need plumbing services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.