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Plumbing Leaks: What to Look For

copper-pipesWhat springs right to mind when you hear the phrase “plumbing problem”? In truth, there is a whole lot that can go wrong with even the most well-designed and properly installed plumbing system. That being said, the plumbing leak is definitely what most people are going to immediately think of. There is a good reason for this. It’s a very common problem! It is also an insidious one, as plumbing leaks can often develop in those areas that are hidden from view.

So how can you spot a plumbing leak early on in order to intervene in a timely manner? Well, that’s what we’re going to be covering today. When you run into leaks in your plumbing system, be sure to dial our number right away. A great plumber in Las Vegas is not hard to find when you’ve got The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas on deck! But even the best plumbers need to receive that call before they can go about resolving problems, so here are some warning signs to look for.

How Is Your Water Pressure?

When you hop in the shower lately, are you met with a tepid trickle where once a might monsoon rained down? Have you noticed that a particular sink in your home is really not giving you the handwashing experience that it once did? Whatever the case, you may have a water leak to “thank” for the development.

If there is one particular fixture in your home that seems to be affected, then it could be a localized leak in the pipe supplying water to that fixture. If it is an issue throughout your entire home, though, you could actually have a leak in your main water line. Whatever the case, you’ll want to have the problem pinpointed promptly and resolved right away.

Notice Anything Strange, Like Stains?

If you see water staining developing on your ceilings or the walls in your home, then you very likely have a leak. Here’s the tricky thing, though. That leak may not actually be located where you are seeing evidence of a leak. Water is going to travel downwards, obviously, and by the time visual signs start to show, it could have traveled a good distance.

Sagging ceilings, the aforementioned stains, and even signs of mold growth all suggest water leaks. The next step is to have a professional plumber find the precise source of that leak. We will do so, and once we have, we’ll go about fixing it the right way, the first time.

Hear a Bubbling Brook?

You do? That’s nice—provided that you are actually in the vicinity of such a brook. If not, then you may actually be hearing the sound of water leaking in your home. It could even be a slab leak beneath the concrete slab upon which your home is built.

Whatever the case may be, don’t let the sound lull you into inaction. The problem needs fixing and it needs fixing fast. When you notice any of these warning signs of plumbing leaks, remember that ours is the number to dial.

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