Plumbing problems aren’t always the easiest thing to detect. In fact, they rarely are, especially without the right equipment and professional plumbing experience. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and the problems that typically afflict it are subtle to start with. This is part of the reason we recommend that you have preventive maintenance scheduled on a routine basis (once a year).
However, you should also do what you can to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some sort of problem. On the rare chance that a problem does occur between maintenance appointments, you can hopefully detect it quickly and arrange for repairs from a professional plumber in Arvada, CO, by keeping an eye out for these signs.
Unusually High Bills
It’s important to keep a close eye on your utility bills from month to month, and your water bill is no exception. Reason being, if they start to rise, you want to know about it! Water bills that seem to be steadily increasing beyond what is normal for the comparative amount of water you use, probably means you have a leak somewhere in your system. If your monthly bills reflect that you’re using much more water than you actually are, give us a call to check out your plumbing system!
Continuously Running Water Meter
This is one of the best ways to see if your plumbing system is leaking. Turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home, and then check your water meter. If the meter is still running, then water is likely still leaving your system somewhere—meaning, you have a leak. Call a plumber once you notice this happening.
Decrease in Water Pressure
A drop in water pressure is never a good sign. It could mean a variety of different things, depending on how severely and quickly it drops. Usually, any loss of water pressure means that you either have a leak or a blockage somewhere in the plumbing system.
A slow loss of pressure, over time, means you’re likely dealing with a growing leak or blockage, such as with lime scale. A sudden loss of pressure could mean you have a ruptured pipe, which would definitely qualify as an emergency, but either way you should give our plumbers a call!
Indications of Water Damage
Even if you are super alert about these types of things, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that many plumbing issues only become apparent once they’ve gotten to the point that they start inflicting damage. Pinhole leaks and similar problems are often only found after they’ve rotted out the surrounding area with water damage.
If you notice any signs of water damage on your walls or ceiling, it’s a wise idea to call in a professional to have a look as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse the problem can grow.
Whatever your plumbing needs may be, don’t hesitate to contact Aurora Plumbing Company.
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