Can we be blunt for a moment? Leaks suck. They really do. They suck up your water, suck up your electricity in some cases, and suck up a LOT of your money the longer they go unattended.
Yes, leaks suck but you can stop them quickly when you schedule an appointment for help with your leaky plumbing in White Bear Lake, MN. To do that though you will need to know whether or not you have a leak to fix. In most cases, simply contacting us if you have a feeling you have a leak is a good idea. But if you don’t want to make an unnecessary phone call, we understand.
If you are debating whether or not you need professional plumbing help, here are the signs you need to know to figure out if you may have a leak.
You may have a leak if…
You don’t want to wait until your floor is a lake and you have water damage in your home to call a plumber and fix a leaky pipe. Here are some indicators to check for so you can get that leak patched as early as possible:
You hear water flowing through the pipes in your home even if no one is using it.
Let’s say it’s a quiet day at home. Maybe you’re reading and everyone else is gone. But then you start to notice that you can hear water moving through the pipes in your house. The thing is, no one is using any faucet, toilet, or shower. So what is causing the water use? It isn’t ghosts–it’s likely a leak.
You notice your water meter is overly active.
Do you know where your water meter is? If so, you may want to get into the habit of checking on it every once in a while. If you notice that the meter is registering water use even when no one is drawing water from anywhere in the home, it is a strong indicator of a leak. This can be a great sign to watch for that will alert you to trouble if you can’t hear the water moving through the pipes just yet.
The water pressure for one or more of your appliances is getting weaker.
Last but certainly not least, make sure you keep tabs on the water pressure in your home. If you turn on your shower or the kitchen faucet and notice that the water pressure is weaker than normal, it may indicate a leak.
Come To Us To Fix Leaking Pipes
While it might be tempting to see if you can fix a leak yourself, we’d advise against it. Save your time and your money in the long run by reaching out to us for service from a professional plumber. We can patch small leaks, repair sections of pipe that can’t hold up anymore, or even work with you to replace pipes that are simply too old to keep around.
Our goal is to optimize your home and keep things safe and comfortable.