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pipe leak detection tips

 

Pipe Leak Detection Tips
... finding a leak in a piping system!
 

Plumbing is a specialized skill requiring years of training and experience. Our professionals are able to deal with any plumbing repair situation or emergency you might face.

 

However why wait for an emergency? There are things you can do for yourself to head off major problems by keeping your eyes open. Here are some things to watch for that may be clues that your pipes may be suffering a leak. These tips could help you avert unnecessary repairs.


Signs that you may have a pipe leak:

  • Water bills that seem unusually high.

  • Water meter readings changing when not using water.

  • Sewer backup problems that become chronic.

  • Running toilets and dripping faucets.

  • Running water sounds when nothing is in use.

  • Spongy, soft, or discolored walls.

  • Musty odors from floors, walls near drains, or sewers.

  • Cracked, or unusually damp foundation or slab.

  • Warm areas on concrete floors, mildew, or excessive moisture under carpets.

  • In the yard, particularly wet or moist areas that are unusually wet or moist, often with very healthy (or unusual) plant or grass growth.

Warning signs of hidden leaks in pools and spas:

  • Cracks and gaps in the pool shell, or concrete deck, or a settling of the whole pool or spa structure into the ground.

  • Automatic filler that constantly releasing water.

  • Loose or falling tiles or pool deck cracks.

  • Algae formation too soon after a chemical treatment.

  • Loss of 1/8 inch of water or more in 24 hours. Very hot weather could mean evaporation, but consistent losses on this scale should be checked by a professional.

Related Article: Water Leak Detection Systems

 

If you find a leak in your piping system have it attended to right away before
the problem becomes more serious, and more costly to fix!

 

 

     

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