Leaks, leaks, and more leaks! There are many areas of your plumbing system that can start to become leaky. In fact, around 10% of U.S. homes have leaks that waste more than 90 gallons of water per day (EPA). But effective pipe repair and sewer line replacement services can stop those leaks and prevent bigger problems down the (sewer) line!
If we’re specifically talking about leaking pipes, leaks will occur when there is a crack in the pipe. Visible water and moisture marks on the wall tell you that piping behind the wall has begun to leak. This can also happen under the floor or in the ceiling. Turn off the water and call your plumber right away to avoid further damage.
There are a number of possible signs that your plumbing needs to be repaired. The first and most obvious sign is if you have a leak somewhere. Unfortunately, even a leak isn’t always obvious. Many leaks occur behind walls or beneath your floorboards. Eventually that leak will become obvious, but it’s in your best interest to know about it in advance to minimize the damage that usually comes with a leak.
To do this, watch your water meter for sudden spikes in consumption. If you don’t have guests, unexplained increases in water usage may indicate a leak. You should also watch for damp spots on the carpet, ceiling or even on your lawn.
Plumbing maintenance will help catch signs of corroded connections that can lead to leaks. During an annual plumbing inspection, important elements such as signs of moisture and water pressure are examined. This inspection will allow you to:
- Improve Water Pressure/ Flow
- Prevent Pipe Leaks And Discolored Water
- Replace Potential Corroded Galvanized Piping With New, Updated Piping
Other common leaks:
- leaky pipes
- leaky hose bib
- leaky washing machine hoses
- leaky water heater
- leaky faucets and toilets
If you are experiencing water meter changes, musty smells, spongy floors, and/or cracks and damage to your foundation, contact us today.