Signs you need Professional Water Leak Detection

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 by newportbeach-plumber No Comments

Most plumbing systems experience leak but only a few homeowners are able to detect it on time. If homeowners fail to do water leak detection early, it could mean high expense on repair and severe damages in the property. Below are some signs that there is leak in your home so you could act fast.

Mushy Ground

If it has not rained for a couple of days, of course the ground should be dry. However, when you see that a part of your yard is mushy, it could be due to a leak below the ground.

Try also to walk around your flooring and observe the temperature. If there is a cooler area, water could be causing it. When you experience mushy ground, immediately consider calling the experts for a thorough investigation.

Sudden and Unexplained Increase in Water Bill

There is no doubt – there is a leak is in your water lines if you suddenly experience a surge in your water bill while water consumption in your home is still the same as the previous months. If ever your water bill is doubled compared to last month, it’s definitely a leak.

Prior to calling the experts, try to check all your fixtures that uses water for any problem. Also check visible pipes for leaks and if there is any, immediately deal with it.

Sound of Running Water

Most homeowners know the sound of running water in the toilet and on the dishwater. Since it is quite a normal sound that homeowners hear, it becomes hard to determine if this is already caused by a leak.

If you hear the sound of running water especially when you are sure that no one is using water fixtures and appliances, immediately check the toilet. When you see that there is no visible problem, it could be a leaking water line on your foundation.

Moving water meter

To check your house for a leak, turn off everything that could use water in your home. Then, after a couple of minutes check the water meter. If the indicator in the water meter is still moving, it is a sure sign that there is leak and you need a plumber to deal with it.

Musty Smell

If you suddenly smell a musty odor in your home, it could be due to a part of your home that is moist. If this is underground, it could be a big problem. If you could not find the source of this unwanted odor, it is best to get the service of an expert to help you find the source. This moist smell in the air is not only annoying but it could also be a problem for allergic people.

If you need professional water leak detection service and repair, we at Newport Beach Plumbing is ready to help. Contact us now and we would immediately get a plumber ready to deal with the plumbing issues you experience in your home. We give the assurance that we will arrive on time and do professional service.

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