Some leaks are more obvious than others. A drippy faucet, a running toilet and a broken hot water heater make their presence readily known and are more quickly repaired as a result. An incessantly dripping faucet is a mild form of torture. Other leaks are much more subtle. Pipes under the sink will leave a puddle or a damp mess on items stored there. But how do you discover leaks you can’t see? Here are some clues you might have a leak somewhere.
When a pipe is cracked it not only lets water out, it also lets air in. Air in your pipes may cause them to creak and groan within your walls. The noise sounds a little bit like a low-pitched, rusty gate swinging open. Forget the idea of your house being haunted and listen to your pipes’ suggestion to call a plumber in Sun City.
Whether it’s on your carpet, on your drywall or in your yard, unexplained dampness and puddles are a sure sign that something is leaking. It could be a pet, a toddler or a pipe. A quick sniff will give you an idea of which. There are occasions when the dampness is not the result of a leaky pipe, too. It could be a window or door that’s not properly sealed or damage to your roof. The location of the dampness will give you some idea of what it could possibly be.
Your nose knows. If you walk into your basement or a rarely used closet and it smells musty, chances are you have some type of leak. It may be too small to be able to see the source, but must and mildew require water to grow so it’s coming from somewhere.
High meter readings
If your water bill suddenly spikes and your water usage hasn’t changed much, you have a leak somewhere. Leaks are a waste of water, which wastes your money on oversized water bills as well as repairs to anything that may have suffered water damage. The sooner you get the leak repaired, the better.
Not all pipes and water sources are visible. Therefore, not all leaks are visible to the naked eye. Finding the leak is only the first step in solving the problem. Once you find the source of the leak, it will need to be repaired. Contrary to popular belief, duct tape does not fix everything. Save yourself some time and frustration by hiring a professional when you first suspect you’ve got a leak. Doing so can prevent unnecessary property damage and enormous water bills.
Canyon Lake plumbing emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s an overflowing toilet and sometimes it’s a broken hot water heater. Sometimes you are able to find the leak but unable to repair it, and sometimes you are unable to do either. That’s okay. We understand that leaks and other plumbing problems don’t just occur during regular business hours. That’s why we have someone available 24-7.