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Signs of Leaking Pipes

plumber-working-on-pipeIf we were to put most homeowners on the spot and ask them to come up with a possible plumbing problems that could affect their properties, “leaking pipes” would certainly be among the most popular answers. The pipes that compose so much of our plumbing systems are integral to the operation of that system. They are also fairly vulnerable. Even modern copper piping is corrosion resistant, not corrosion proof.

When pipes do start to leak, it doesn’t really take long for serious damage to occur. What can take long is for the homeowner to notice that there is a problem in the first place, though. That is why it is so important that you learn to recognize the signs that there are leaking pipes in your home. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to pinpoint the source of the leak, but it will alert you to the problem so that you can schedule professional leak detection services in Las Vegas, NV.

Are My Pipes Leaking?

When it comes to leaking pipes, it is better to be safe than sorry. However, you don’t want to have a false impression of what signifies a leaking pipe. That can lead you to schedule services that you don’t really need. Should you notice any of these potential warning signs in your home, though, be sure to dial our number so that a professional plumber can investigate matters. If leaks are an issue, we will locate them promptly and repair them successfully.

  • Increased water costs. Now, you pay for as much water as you use. If you have new members living in your household, if you are now washing cloth diapers, or if any other recent changes have resulted in higher water use, then you can expect to see that change reflected in your water costs. If you’ve not had any such changes, though, and your water bills are still inexplicably high, leaks in supply lines could be behind the spike. Try shutting off all water in the house and checking the meter an hour later, to see if it’s still rising.
  • The sound of running water. When there is no water being used in your home, can you swear that you still hear the sound of running water? If you have a bubbling brook behind your house, that’s one thing. If this isn’t the case, however, you may be hearing the sound of water leaking out of your pipes. The source of the sound is not necessarily the location of the leak, so be sure to hire a professional to find the exact point at which the leak(s) has/have developed.
  • Wet (or mold growth!). Are there water spots on your walls? Are your carpets damp? Have you noticed warping wooden floorboards or even — but hopefully not — signs of mold growth in your home? If so, a plumbing leak is very likely. Damp conditions really promote the growth of biological pollutants, so this is not a problem that you can afford to ignore.

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