Water is a life essential. It’s vital to that the plumbing in your home is getting water to the appropriate areas efficiently and without hiccups. When the water in your home gets into places it shouldn’t go, it can cause expensive damage. This is why keeping your home free of water damage is vital. Water leaks are may not be frequent, but research shows that every home will likely have at least one. That makes it essential to know how to identify this issue in your building. Below are some ways to detect possible water leaks.

Keep an eye on your water meter

Checking the water meter is one of the greatest methods to determine whether you have a leakage in your plumbing. To begin, turn off all taps and ensure the washing machine and dishwasher are not in use. Next, head out to your water meter to see if the numbers are moving. Most meters these days are digital so it’s easy to see if the meter reads 0.00. If the numbers are moving- there is water going somewhere. 

Investigate appliances and fixtures

If your meter showed that water is leaking in your house, it’s time to investigate. Check toilets to see if they are “running.” This is a place where water is frequently going. Check under sinks for any tell tale signs of pooling water. Check things like your refrigerator’s ice maker or water dispenser. And don’t forget to check your washing machine connections. If you can’t identify where the leak is; it may be time to call in a professional. 

Look for wet walls and water drips

You may have a water leak if you discover obvious wetness in your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area. Water leaks can create health hazards in your house by allowing mold to grow if not repaired promptly. Water spots on your walls or room corners may also suggest a leak in your roof. Snow melting on the roof, insufficient drainage, moisture, and leaks in the roof’s shingles, underlayment, or decking can cause also cause wet spot. Take steps to determine the source, and if it’s from the roofing, experts like MCS can assist you with repairs and replacement to prevent further damage. 

Monitor your bill

If your water bill is constantly increasing, but your water usage habits haven’t altered, a leak might be the reason. Collect a few invoices from the previous few months and assess them to determine whether there is a consistent increase. Your water bill should remain within the average price range monthly. Keep in mind that part of your pipes might be buried. Leaks in this portion of your system may be difficult to detected. It is recommended to have a competent plumber inspect all of the pipes. Again- your ears may be your best detection device. If you can hear water running somewhere, you know there’s a problem.

 

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