Recognizing Signs of a Water Leak

Pipe LeakThere are several ways a water leak may start in your home, do you know what to look for? Finding a water leak can be a challenge because it is located in the walls or underneath the foundations. Unfortunately, this means that water damage can occur before you not the leak even exists. Here are some of the most common ways to recognize a water leak so you can have it repaired as soon as possible to minimize the damage to your property.

Drop in Water Pressure – When a leak occurs, the plumbing system is no longer capable of maintaining high water pressure. A sudden drop in water pressure could indicate that a pipe has cracked or burst.

Hearing Running Water – Another thing to keep in mind is the sound of water running even though all equipment is shut off.

Active Water Meter – Trying shutting off the water to your home and checking on the water meter. There should not be any activity meter with the water shut off completely.

Water Bill Increase – Keep an eye on your water bills and compare them month-to-month or even from week-to-week if possible. A sudden change in water usage is a good way to tell if there is any damage to the water system.

If you have a water leak in your home, give At-Ease Plumbing call today. We offer 24/7 emergency services so we can help out in situations like this. One of our professional plumbers will come out to assess the problem and make repairs quickly in order to reduce the damage the leak can cause. Contact us at (972) 947-2191 now for more information!