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Ways to Check for Hidden Plumbing Leaks

October 18 / 2020

Ways to Check for Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Ignoring plumbing leaks can lead to harsh consequences, including water damage, toxic mold growth and exposure to harmful bacteria. For this reason, it is important that property owners make plumbing maintenance a top priority. While most homeowners and businesses will call a plumber when obvious issues arise, hidden leaks can often exist for months or even years before they are noticed. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we provide high quality residential and commercial services for clients in California and Arizona communities. Are you concerned that your plumbing system has a few hidden leaks? Here are some ways that you can check for subtle problems and avoid damage or safety hazards. 

Pay Close Attention to Your Water Bills

It can be challenging to locate symptoms of a hidden leak, but most property owners will notice drastic changes to their monthly utility costs. Keep track of your water bills and pay attention to increases. If your water company rates have remained the same, but your costs have risen without explanation, then this is a good indication that you have leaks somewhere in your plumbing system.

Monitor Water Usage 

If you would rather not wait until your next bill arrives, then keep track of your water usage week to week. Watch your meter closely or invest in a smart water usage monitor.  These high-tech devices can offer important insights. 

Don’t Forget Your Outdoor Spigots 

When suspecting leaks, many people forget to check their outdoor spigots, water hoses, sprinkler systems and other outdoor plumbing fixtures. Make sure to inspect valves, hoses and other items for signs of punctures or problems. 

Regularly Check for Water Damage and Mold Growth

In areas close to a hidden leak, there will likely be an accumulation of excess water. Of course, if the leak is beneath your floor or inside a concrete slab, it may be difficult to pinpoint. If you do notice water damage, mold growth, peeling paint, bulging drywall or discolored patches on your ceiling, then you may have a plumbing leak nearby.

Schedule Routine Plumbing Inspections 

The best way to catch hidden leaks before they create major damage is to schedule routine plumbing inspections and plumbing maintenance services. By investing in annual inspections and leak detection services, you will be alerted to any trouble early, and will have the ability to repair the issue before you are forced to pay for expensive renovations. 

Are You Worried About Hidden Leaks in Your Plumbing System? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing Today

Do you suspect that your plumbing system has a hidden leak? Then there is no reason to hesitate. Get the professional care you need right away. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, our certified and insured plumbers are always ready to help. We offer premium commercial and residential services for our California and Arizona customers including leak detection, plumbing inspections, trenchless pipe repair, pipe replacement and 24 hour emergency assistance. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in your neighborhood.