How To Find A Plumbing Leak In Your Miami Beach Home

Old Leaky PipesDid you notice a sudden surge in your water bill? Unless it’s heavier usage, chances are, you might be the victim of a leak. Leaks can be very costly in the long run and require immediate attention especially since we don’t want to waste water. However, how can you fix a problem if you don’t know where to begin?

Here are some tips and guidelines to help you locate that leak!

First, check the obvious sources of water. Go through different areas of the house and double check your faucets, your showerheads, and your pipes. Usually, these things have easy fixes or usually need replacement parts.

If the problem isn’t the fixtures, check your water heaters and toilets. It’s important to listen so ditch the music when you’re inspecting. Warning signs are usually hissing sounds.

If by then, you’ve found the source of your problems, you can assess if there are DIY solutions or if it’s time to call in a professional. If this doesn’t seem to be the problem, it may be time to head out and check you meter lines.

Inspect the lines leading to your meter for any problems. If you don’t spot any, try turning off the valve for the house. If you’ve cut off water supply to the house but still find your meter running, it’s likely that the leak is within the house. Try if you can turn on and off the water supply in specific areas of the house. If you can narrow down the source of the leak  for the plumber, the better and sooner your problem gets fixed.

If the problem isn’t inside the house, It’s time to check fixtures and pipes outside. Hose bibs and faucets might be the problem so go around the house and check these. If you have a garden or a swimming pool, it would do you well to pay these areas a visit too. Remember it’s important to check for hissing sounds or other unusual noises. Try to see if you can also isolate the problem by checking and cutting off water supply to these areas.

Now you know how to find plumbing leak Miami Beach. For expert help, check out Douglas Orr Plumbing at 305-887-1687 or 954-522-828 OR 1-800-DOUG-ORR. Here’s help on how to fix leaking pipes and joints.

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