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Think You Might Have A Water Leak?

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No one wants to find a water leak in their house – big or small. Leaking pipes can cause thousands of dollars in damage before you even realize there’s a problem. After that, you’re left wondering how you might have detected the leak sooner or prevented it altogether. Whether you’re researching for the future or think you have a water leak in your home, here’s everything you need to know about detecting, preventing and fixing water leaks.

 

What are the signs of a water leak?

The hidden nature of your home’s plumbing can make water leak detection seem impossible, and sometimes it is – until water damage occurs and it’s impossible not to notice. But knowing the signs of a water leak may help you spot one earlier and take action. If you can spot the early signs of a water leak, you may be able to lessen or even completely avoid significant water damage. Here are some signs you should look out for:

  • Unusually high water bills
  • Wet or damp flooring
  • The sound of running water even when you aren’t using any
  • Foul mold and mildew odors
  • Abnormal lawn growth in certain areas
  • Low water pressure

 

DIY Water Leak Detection

If you suspect a water leak based on the symptoms above, one of the best ways to confirm your suspicions is to check the water meter. Make sure no one is using any water in your home (including appliances), and check the water meter outside your home. If it changes while you’re watching, you have a fast-moving leak on your hand. If it changes slowly over the course of a few hours, the leak is slow. If the meter doesn’t change at all, you most likely don’t have a water leak.

 

Repairing a Water Leak

While a savvy DIYer may be able to take on small plumbing projects, leak repair is complicated and difficult. Just locating the leak may require professional equipment. If you have a water leak, leave the repair job to professional plumbers. Contact the experts at Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, and our plumbers will locate and repair your home’s water leak with ease.

 

How to Prevent Leaking Pipes

If you’ve ever dealt with water damage from a leak in your plumbing, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to avoid the situation in the future. There are a few things you can do to keep your pipes safe from leaks:

  • Keep your home’s water pressure below 80 psi
  • Prevent mineral buildup from hard water with a water softener
  • Protect your pipes from freezing temperatures

 

For more information about preventing water leaks, ask your plumber what you can do to protect your home’s plumbing. If you need water leak repair or advice about preventing water leaks, call on Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’re the Central Louisiana plumbing company you can count on to take care of your home’s plumbing system.

Contact us today to speak to one of our knowledgeable service representatives or to begin your service request.

 

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