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How to Determine if You Have Leaky Plumbing

determine-leaky-plumbingIf not detected soon enough, a plumbing leak has the potential to cost thousands of dollars in damage. Unfortunately, they are notoriously hard to detect as well—unless you have professional assistance. Although, if you know what to look and listen for, you may be able to identify plumbing problems before they grow any larger, giving you ample time to call on our professional plumbers. Keep reading to learn about some of the warning signs of a leak.

A Spike in Water Bills

Water bills fluctuate naturally, of course, depending on how much you use your water. However, if you notice your bills are considerably higher than they were the previous month, or if they seem to be rising from month to month for no clear reason, then you may certainly have a plumbing leak. Even the most minor of leaks can make a noticeable difference.

Running Water Meter

If you suspect a leak, there is one way you can check on it. Turn off every plumbing appliance in your home, and take a look at your water meter. If the meter is still running despite no taps being on, then water is still leaving your system somehow—likely due to a leak.

A Drop in Water Pressure

Typically the last symptom that homeowners spot before calling for a plumber is a drop in water pressure. While it could be an issue with the municipal supply, this typically indicates a pretty serious leak or blockage somewhere within the plumbing system.

A drop in water pressure usually only presents itself when the problem has become advanced. Therefore, it’s imperative that you call for repairs as soon as you notice it, hopefully to avoid the large amount of water damage that could follow.

To learn more about our professional water leak detection services in Herndon, VA, contact AllTech Services, Inc. today.

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