In many cases, plumbing issues can be hard to detect without professional equipment and experience. Obviously, if you have a burst pipe spewing water across your kitchen floor, you’ll know there’s a problem—but then you probably wouldn’t be reading this post!
It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with more subtle signs that you’re, indeed, in need of professional plumbing repair in Santa Fe, NM as most of your system is hidden from sight. Maintenance will help prevent the worst of your plumbing problems, but if a problem happens between maintenance appointments, knowing these signs will allow you detect it quickly and call for repairs before it does turn into a much bigger emergency.
Decline in Water Pressure
A drop in water pressure is never a good sign. It could mean a variety of different things, depending on how severe and quick the decline is. Usually, a loss of water pressure indicates that you either have a leak or blockage somewhere in the system.
A slow loss of water pressure over time means a growing leak, or blockage—like limescale. A sudden drop in pressure, however, could mean you have a pipe rupture somewhere along your plumbing system, which warrants an emergency call to our team.
Unusually High Water Bills
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water bills from month to month, if you aren’t already. If they begin to rise with no explanation or rise beyond what you believe is normal for the amount of water you use, it could mean you have a leak. If your water bills indicated you’re using substantially more water than you actually are, it’s a good idea to at least have your plumbing system inspected.
Running Water Meter
One simple way to see if your plumbing system is leaking is to turn off all the plumbing appliances in your home, then check the water meter. If the meter is still running, then water is likely still leaving your system somewhere, indicating a leak.
Visible Signs of Water Damage
Even if you’re super aware of these types of things, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that many plumbing problems only become noticeable once they’ve progressed far enough to start inflicting damage. Pinhole leaks and the like are often found only after they’ve rotted out the surrounding area with water damage.
So if you notice something like discoloration of a wall or ceiling, soggy spots anywhere (including unexplained puddles in your yard), it’s time to give the pros a call. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
You should call on our team as soon as you suspect that something is amiss with your plumbing—because even if you’re wrong, you’ll be left with a peace of mind that you can’t get from sitting around hoping your plumbing is okay. The faster our team can get to your plumbing system and repair whatever the issue is, the better off your plumbing, and your home, will be!