One of the most common home plumbing problems that we get service calls for involves leaking pipes. Leaky pipes can also be one of the most difficult plumbing issues to diagnose, short of a burst pipe leaking gallons of water, or a clearly visible pipe leak under a kitchen sink.
Quite often, it can be hard for homeowner to even know that they have a leak that necessitates a call to a plumber. However, the signs below are indicative of this problem, and may signal that you do in fact need to call a plumber for repairs.
Spike in Water Bills
Do you keep track of and save your water bills from month to month? Doing so can help you understand your household’s pattern of water use. And then, if water bills begin to rise with no explanation, you’ll know that the issue could very well be due to a leak that has occurred in the plumbing. Even a minor leak that releases just a couple drips per minute can drastically add up to a noticeable amount of waste over a month.
Discoloration on Walls
The moisture buildup from a leak behind a wall will eventually start to eat through drywall. If you’ve ever had a roof leak, then you might be familiar with what this looks like. You should never ignore reddish-brownish stains that have appeared on your walls. These are pretty much always going to indicate that you have building damage.
Drop in Water Pressure
Leaks are generally progressive. This means that one small leak can lead to others. So if enough leaks occur throughout your pipes, even if they are small, it can cause a noticeable drop in water pressure throughout the home. This drop in water pressure can even damage your water line itself. Whatever the cause is, it’s imperative that you call on professional plumbers to handle the job.
To schedule pipe repair services in Los Alamos, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration, Inc.