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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks Early

Plumbing leaks are some of the most dangerous problems your home can face, at least in terms of potential damages. Everyone has to deal with leaks at some point or other, but very few people manage to catch them early enough to prevent the majority of the damage. That’s because most of the system is hidden from view, and most people don’t notice the subtle indications of a leak until it’s far too late. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can detect plumbing leaks early, before they have a chance to wreak havoc on your home.

Water Meter

Every few months or so, it’s a good idea to turn off all plumbing systems in your home and watch your water meter. If the water meter stops, then your system is fine and you have nothing to worry about. If the water meter continues to run, though, then you have a leak somewhere in your system and you need to call a plumber.

Discolored Water

Discolored water is the result of a number of different problems, and which problem you have depends on the color of the water. Red or brown water is the most common sign, and it means that you have advanced rust somewhere in your plumbing system. You need to have a plumber inspect your system right away for that kind of thing, as a pipe that is that rusted out is likely to rupture in the near future.  You really don’t want that to happen, as it could cause thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage. So, the sooner you have a plumber examine your system, the better.

If you have reason to believe that your plumbing system is in trouble, call The Sunny Plumber. We offer a full range of plumbing repair services throughout Tucson, AZ.

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