You recognize you use water for drinking, brushing your teeth, showering, washing dishes, washing clothing, and watering your garden.
Often we forget about the important part water plays in our waste-elimination (sewage) system.
In some cases, it is difficult to know that a leak occurs because you can’t see it. In most situations, there is at least one sign that you have a leak. Consider being aware of the following:
- The sound of dripping water behind walls
- the sound of running water in the toilet
- Wet or damp walls, ceilings, or floor
- Constant dripping that you can see from faucet, pipe, or water lines
- Bad odors coming from a specific area of the home where water pipes are located
- Unusually high water meter readings or bills, particularly if you have been away on vacation
- Visible signs of damage to any area where water pipes are located
- On the exterior of your home, the uneven growth of natural vegetation can indicate that one of your water pipes is leaking in the yard.
If you miss a leak there can be dire consequences. These include:
- Structural damage to your home
- Foul odors
- Breakdown of your floors, walls, and foundation.
Sometimes the early signs are so small that you barely notice them. However, the damage generally gets worse over time until you have the leak repaired.
Get in the habit of conducting a leak-detection checkup at least once a year. You should always include the exterior of your home during this inspection. Check out each hose-bib for signs of leaking.
At Flex Plumbing, we are happy to give you an honest evaluation of your situation. Call us today.