Water leaks are a known issue and when left undetected can cause significant damage to your home. The best line of defense is to know common signs for a water leak before you ever face one. That way you can call your local plumber in enough time before it is too late.
Keep your eyes open for these five top signs for a water leak in your home.
Higher Water Bill
If you receive a water bill that is higher than your average water bill and you know there hasn't been any known rise in water use, then you could have a water leak somewhere on your property. Call your local plumber to diagnose the problem.
Running Water Meter
When you suspect a water leak, you can go turn off all the water in your house and then go check your water meter. If you see the water meter still running (the wheel keeps spinning) then you know there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.This is one of the best ways to test for a possible leak.
One of the most common signs of a water leak in your home is a wet spot on your floor, ceiling, or wall. These wet spots, and sometimes warm spots, show up where there is the piping that has probably when piping below the floor that has developed a leak. You may also see mold or staining in the same spot.
Lower Water Pressure
A drop in water pressure is a sign of a potentially large water line rupture. Respond quickly if there is a significant or sudden drop in water pressure by turning off all water to your house and calling your local plumber for help.
Sound of Flowing Water
If you hear the sound of flowing water but no faucets or appliances are turned on then you definitely have a problem in your home. Listen carefully and find where the sound of flowing water is the loudest so you can help your plumber find the problem quickly. Then turn the water off to your house to keep damages to a minimum.
At Texas Green Plumbing, we treat your home as if it is our own. We are committed to providing the best service and the best plumbing product.
If you suspect a water leak in your home, then contact us!