Leaks in your piping are often difficult to detect. Typically, homeowners
will not notice leaks until substantial water damage has happened, which
means spending a significant amount of money to make repairs or replace
your entire system.
While a licensed plumber can help you determine exactly where the leak
is located, you can still identify when a leak is present. To prevent
leaks from occurring, have a professional inspect your pipes at least
once a year.
The following are clear indications that you have a leak in your pipes:
Running water meter. An effective way to find out if you have a leak is by shutting off your
all water-based appliances at home, then checking the water meter. If
the water meter is still running even though no water is being used, it
means that water is being wasted somewhere and somehow, such as a leak.
Increased water bill. If you are using the same amount every month but notice your water bills
are getting higher and higher, it may be a sign that you have a leak that
is wasting a significant amount of water.
Decrease in water pressure. If the water pressure of your home is low and continues to drop, it could
either mean that you have a leak, or your pipes are clogged.
Once you determine that a leak exists in your piping system, call a licensed
plumber right away to take care of it. The longer you wait, the more damage
will occur and the more money you will eventually have to spend.
If you are interested in
repiping in the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles are,
contact Repiping Professionals today and
request an estimate.