In last week's blog we talked about corroded plumbing pipes causing pinhole water leaks. This corrosion occurs for many reasons from chemicals in the water, highly oxygenated water, the pH, and the soil conditions.
Stay Proactive and Look For These Signs
Annual inspection of your plumbing can catch undetected water leaks before they cause damage. Be on the look out for unexplained moisture or brown stains on the ceiling or walls. Mold is another culprit of a hidden leak, high moisture can cause serious health problems and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Check the Color of Your Water
The next time you turn on the tap water, fill a clear glass and take a good look at what color the water. Also, check the water in the bathrooms and laundry room. If you notice a yellowish tint or even a brown hue, this is a good indication your pipes are having a problem.
If you turn the faucet or shower off and water is still dripping, don't ignore it, get it fixed! Just a small drip can add up to a lot of water.
High Water Bills
If you notice your water bill is higher than usual or slowly rising every month, it is important to investigate the problem. Repairing the pipe can end up saving you a ton of money later.
Your Best Defense Against Corroded Pipes
Pipes don't last forever, over time they break down and corrode. Often times this occurs in obscure places such as under floors, between walls or in the pipes in the ceiling, this is also where the most damage can occur. An inspection by a professional leak detection service is worth the investment.
The Leak Doctor is able to locate the source of the water leak with minimal disruption. We pride ourselves in using only the latest technology, our expert technicians are courteous, professional and offer affordable and effective leak detection services, saving you time and money. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies