One of the big problems with trying to keep your plumbing system in great shape is that most of the system is hidden from view. This makes plumbing issues, which are already difficult to detect early, nearly impossible to catch before they’ve caused havoc in your system. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to detect plumbing problems before they can cause too much damage. Let’s take a look at a few of them now.
If you are trying to detect a leak in your plumbing system, turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home and look at the water meter. If the meter isn’t running, you probably don’t have any leaks in the system. If the meter is running, though, it is very likely because you have a leak somewhere that needs patching.
Every once in a while, you may notice red or brown water coming out of your taps. If this happens for a short time and then stops, it’s probably nothing to worry about. If it happens a lot, though, or if there’s a continuous flow of discolored water, it could indicate a couple different plumbing problems that need to be dealt with.
Loss of Water Pressure
If a leak or blockage in your plumbing system becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the pressure in your pipes. If your water pressure is dropping, it is a sure sign that you need to have a plumber examine your plumbing system as soon as possible.
Higher Water Bills
Always keep an eye on your water bills from month-to-month. If they’re rising, but you aren’t using any more water than you normally do, you may need plumbing repairs.
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