Plumbing leaks are pretty disastrous. This isn’t just because they occur when you least expect them, or can spray all over your property making things more expensive to clean up. The biggest reason why leaks can be so catastrophic is that they can happen right under your nose without you being able to detect them.
Detecting a leak is the most important aspect of leak fixing services. Only once a leak is detected can you work on having a solution set up, like repiping services, or installing a water softener in Stuart, FL if the issue is due to hard water.
Let’s talk a bit about how to detect a mischievous water leak and the steps you can take to deal with them. We promise that you can always have these problems dealt with by calling the professionals on our team today.
Detecting a Leak
Most of the time, when we think of a leak, we imagine leaks in television shows and movies that are splurging from a giant hole in a pipe. These are impossible to miss, but they’re the wide minority of pipe leaks you find in your home, since most pipe leaks are hard to detect and can go on for weeks without homeowners ever noticing. If you’re trying to detect a leak, take a look at the following tips to help you:
- Check your meter. Your water meter is a great way to detect a leak that might be too small or quiet for you to notice otherwise. If there’s water coming from your pipes, chances are you’re paying for it, so your meter should tell you if there’s a water leak. Make sure you turn off all your water-consuming appliances before you check it.
- Check your water pressure. If you’ve got low water pressure that seems out of the ordinary, it could be from a water leak that’s stealing some of that water pressure away from your appliances. Take low water pressure as a sign that something might be wrong.
- Check for damage. Water leaks tend to rot wood, corrode metal, and contribute to mold growth. If you notice any of these signs, like a wet spot in your home, the smell of mold, or rotting floorboards, then make sure you call us to have the leak patched today.
If you’re constantly dealing with water leaks, it could be due to high mineral content in your water. While hard water is harmless to us humans, it can be devastating to your plumbing system. Those minerals can increase the amount of corrosion in your pipes, while also contributing to blockages and buildups.
By working with our professionals to have a water softener installed, you can actively reduce the number of minerals in your water to improve the lifespan and condition of your plumbing. Now only that, but your clothes will wash easier, your hair and skin will feel smoother, and you’ll find a plethora of quality of life improvements that come from softer water.
At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, you can count on nice people and super service. Call our super-friendly team today!