A leaking pipe can be more than just an annoyance; it can be costly. If left untreated, a leaking pipe can lead to unnecessary damage to your home or business through extensive water damage and mold. That’s why All Good Plumbers prides itself on being the leak detection experts. Our years of experience lead us to the source of your water problems every time and allow us to provide the best fix possible for your pipes, saving you time and money.
Signs You May Have a Water Leak
Catching a leak early is the best way to save you money and prevent significant damage later on. But it can sometimes be difficult to notice leaks if you’re not hearing any loud dripping keeping you up at night. Here are some signs to watch for that might indicate you have a hidden leak you don’t know about:
Mold or dampness.
Keeping an eye on areas around pipes like under the kitchen sink or in the back of cabinets is a great way to catch leaks early. If you notice mold, dampness, or a foul smell, it might indicate a leak. You should call in a plumber to complete an inspection and perform a repair if necessary to avert further damage down the road.
High water bills.
If the numbers on your water bill are creeping up but you haven’t significantly upped your water usage, a leak could be the culprit. Leaks can occur in underground pipes that you can’t see, but that loss of water will still show up as extra water consumption on your bill. You can also check your water usage to see if it’s crept up or if you’re using far above the average water usage for a household of your size. Either situation could indicate a leak.
Water meter fluctuation.
If you suspect a leak, one way to test it is by turning off all the water in your home and checking your water meter. If it begins to change as you watch, you likely have a major leak. If it doesn’t, check it again after two hours to see if it’s moved at all. If so, you likely have a slower leak. Either way, you should call a professional leak detection expert for an inspection.
Toilets can easily leak without you realizing it from the tank into the bowl. One way to test whether you have a leak is to put food coloring in the tank and wait to see if it shows up in the bowl without you flushing. If it does, you have a leak.
If you notice any of these issues in your home or suspect you might have a leak for another reason, don’t hesitate to call in our experienced plumbers for an inspection and water leak repair. Leak detection is key to repairing broken or leaking pipes and will help prevent costly damage and potential disasters. At All Good Plumbers, we pride ourselves on being the Leak Detection Experts, that’s what we do. If a pipe is leaking, we will find the source.
Call us today at (561) 567-0894 to find those leaks and keep your pipes in great shape!