Dealing with a plumbing leak can be frustrating. It’s not always clear what the source of the issue is and you may end up spending more time on your hands and knees with a flashlight than is ideal. Thankfully, we’ve got some tips on how to track down a plumbing leak and deal with it before the problem becomes more severe. Take a look at these steps to discover where a plumbing leak may be and what you can do about it from there.
Check Your Meter
Your water meter may indicate where the problem lies. However, this can be somewhat time-consuming. You’re going to need to shut off your water supply so your water meter’s reading is accurate. On top of that, you also have to shut off your faucets or any water-consuming appliances. After you’re fully confident that you’re not going to use any of your home’s water, look around for your water meter. If the indicator on the meter is still moving, that’s a sign you have a leak—and the degree to which the meter is moving can indicate how bad the leak is, letting you know if you should be looking for big pools of water or just mild dripping.
Look at Bills
Another way to check if you’re using up water you shouldn’t be is to look at your monthly water bill. If your bill has slowly been rising yet you’re using the same amount of water as you typically do, that may indicate a leak somewhere in your home. It could also be a sign that some appliances in your home are old and using up water more than they should be. Lastly, it could show that there are clogs causing problems that remain unseen. It’s worth following up on with a plumber no matter what the cause may be.
Do Some Searching
If you’re still uncertain, take a look outside and see if there are any indicators. Sometimes outdoor features can end up leaking, too, so if you’ve already expected your home and found nothing, it may be time to head outside. Look at any water features, sprinklers, or hoses and see if there are any noticeable leaks.
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!