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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

Plumbing leaks are a pain to deal with, for a number of reasons. Putting aside for a moment the fact that they can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage, they are also typically very difficult to detect. Most homeowners don’t even realize that they have a plumbing problem until it’s too late to prevent the majority of the damage. If you know what to look for, though, you can detect certain signs of a plumbing problem early. Let’s take a look at how you can detect plumbing leaks before they cause too much damage.

Watch the Water Meter

Aside from pinhole leaks, which are too small to detect without examining the pipe, most leaks are large enough to set off the water meter. If you want to see if you have any leaks in your plumbing system, turn off all plumbing appliances in your home and look at your water meter. If the meter is still running, it means that you have a leak somewhere in the system. At that point, you’ll need to call a plumber to find the leak for you.

Higher Water Bills

The more water you use, the higher your monthly bills are going to be. Sudden spikes in your monthly water bills, though, can often indicate that there’s a serious leak in your plumbing. If you happen to notice that your monthly bills are significantly higher than they normally are, you should call a plumber right away. The faster the leak can be located and patched, the more water damage can be prevented. You can save many thousands of dollars by reacting quickly to these symptoms.

The Sunny Plumber provides a full range of plumbing repair services throughout Phoenix, AZ. If you need plumbing repair services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers. 

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