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4 Ways to Spot Plumbing Leaks Like a Pro

4 Ways to Spot Plumbing Leaks Like a Pro

Plumbing system leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water per year. Not to mention that leaks are a disaster in waiting due to the resulting structural damages, and the growth of mold. Worse still, some of the leaks are invisible and hard to discover fast. We discuss ways of locating plumbing leaks in your plumbing system;

Check Your Water Bill

You’re sure that your water usage habits haven’t changed, but after the comparing the water bills, they have been rising consistently in the last couple of months. If it is hot water leaking, gas or electric bills may also rise. That’s a sign there’s a leakage in your plumbing system. A professional plumber will help identify the problem even if it’s underground.

Start With the Water Meter

Before all else, check your water meter. The trick is to turn off all the faucets in your entire home. Next, note the digits on the meter and then leave it for roughly two hours. If the digitals have fluctuated when turned off, then you know there’s a leak somewhere.

Listen for Hissing Sounds in the Toilet

Open the tank and listen in carefully for any sounds. If you can hear some hissing, then locate the source, fix it or get a plumber. Arm yourself with some food coloring if there are zero noticeable sounds. Add a few drops into the tank, and if it discolors the water in the bowl, there’s a leak in the flapper positioned at the bottom of the tank allowing water to seep through.

Look at the Floors, Ceilings, and Walls

Start with the floor and focus on the appliances and fixtures that use water such as the toilets, dishwashers, and refrigerators. It’s the presence of moisture and water leakage if you discover spongy spots and warped flooring, it is safe to assume a leak is present.

Get to the walls and ceiling and look out for bubbling sounds and peeling in the paints in areas directly below showrooms. Any of these signs is an indication of leaks in the pipes that need tracing.

Talk to Experts at Dependable Plumbing Service

Do you think there’s a leakage in your plumbing system? Dependable Plumbing Service offers residential and commercial 24/7 installation, repair and maintenance plumbing services. We’re licensed, insured and have friendly, certified and passionate technicians. Call (843)-353-0461 to schedule our services.

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