Plumbing leaks may happen because a homeowner does not have a clear understanding of all the complexities of their plumbing system. Because the majority of the plumbing system is installed before a home is framed, a homeowner never really knows about all of the hard work and intricate work that is performed by the plumber. This is why some leaks are virtually undetectable except to the trained eye of a certified San Antonio plumbing specialist.
There are some leaks that may be extremely obvious for example, a leak on a U joint. The obvious ones are relatively easy to diagnose then repair. After all, if a puddle of water is sitting in front of your sink, it is pretty clear what the problem is and how it should be repaired. Most average homeowners may think they can repair this without a problem, but all too often it ends up becoming an even bigger mess. Sometimes what you think is a ‘quick fix’ can turn into the need to call a San Antonio plumbing company for a repair job.
The leaks that you should really worry about are the ones you cannot see in plain sight. Whether you are on a private well or even city water, there will be a system of underground pipes that connect you to your water source. It is here, in these hidden underground pipes, that water leaks often go undetected.
Two Things You Can Do to Help Pin Down Plumbing Leaks:
(1) The first thing you need to do is check your water bills. Review as many previous bills as you have and look for an upward trend. If you know your water usage has remained steady but your bills are on the rise, then you probably have a leak in your plumbing. In your bills find out when the increase started to identify when the leak began.
(2) Now that you have deduced when the leak started, you should begin searching for its location. Keep an eye out for standing water or any water rising from the ground. If you see these signs, then you have found your leak and should contact a San Antonio plumbing professional to repair it.
Locating a possible leak is a difficult process and before you use up too much of your time, it may be best to contact your local leak detection specialist. A professional in San Antonio plumbing will have all the right tools and know-how to repair your leak. More often than not, the pipes are located underground below a freeze line and require large holes dug to uncover the problem. A shovel could work if you have the time, but a backhoe is the most efficient way to find and repair the leak. The average homeowner may have a shovel but not a backhoe.
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