A slow leak in any of the pipes in your home can easily become a complicated, expensive and potentially hazardous problem. A leaky pipe can cause water pressure to drop, can cause structural damage such as rotting wood, and may lead to the formation of black mould compromising the health of you and your family. Most of these issues are hidden away behind walls, flooring, under plumbing fixtures, or between floor levels – places that you would never see until the damage is severe.
The sooner a problem is dealt with, the less you may end up paying in the long term, and the better you are protecting your asset and your families/employees health.
If you hear or suspect a leaky pipe or drain, give Miller Plumbing and Drainage a call, and let the experts help you with solving the problem.
Signs That Your Pipes Are Leaking
If you’ve noticed that your water bill has unusually gone up, you have noticeable wet spots or sinkholes in your yard, or the water pressure is unusually low, then you may need to call a plumber. Here are some signs that indicate you may have a plumbing problem:
Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure has dropped significantly, then you may have a leaky pipe. You should contact one of our professionals as soon as possible because it can lead to serious issues with your plumbing system and potentially even damage your home or business.
Higher water bill
Unusual and out of the ordinary increases in your water bill usually indicate that you have a leak. Check around your house for signs of a leak, or call a plumber to inspect the area.
If you see rust in your plumbing pipes or fixtures, it’s time to call an expert. Rust is a sign that there is water damage somewhere in your home. It can weaken your pipes, causing them to leak or break entirely. If you have rusty pipes, it’s best to replace them as soon as possible before they cause more damage.
Stop Leaky Pipes With Our Expert Assistance!
We know that when your pipes are leaking, it’s more than just a headache—it can be a serious health and safety issue. That is why our skilled plumbers at Miller Plumbing and Drainage are always available to assist you with all of your plumbing needs.
Leaky Pipes Plumbing Services FAQS
Leaks not only grow in size over time, but they can also cause structural damage to your home. Household leaks can cause major water damage, which can be costly to repair, in addition to wasting water, a resource that we all rely on every day. Not to mention that water damage can cause health problems for anyone in your home – in this case, mold.
If you have a water leak inside your home or a burst pipe, turn off your water supply at the main shutoff valve first.
In an emergency, if you don’t have a main shutoff valve or don’t know where it is, you can turn off your water at your meter. During such emergencies, it is best to call a plumber.
If you hear water running inside your walls, but no water sources are turned on, you may have a leak in one of the water pipes.
Pipe leaks can cause significant damage to your home. They not only waste water, but they can also damage your home. If you are unaware of the leak, it can infiltrate your home for months. This water can seep into your home’s floors, walls, and foundation. Mold and mildew can grow as a result of this. Your home’s structure may be permanently damaged.
Certain factors can deteriorate your home’s plumbing to the point where detecting water leaks becomes difficult. This is why a professional plumber is needed. The following factors can have an impact on proper leak detection:
- Current water consumption,
- Environmental noise and traffic, and
- Use of other nearby utilities.