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Signs It’s Time to Call a Plumbing Pro

plumber-working-on-p-trap-of-sinkWithout the right expertise, or at least without the right equipment, it can be very difficult to detect a leak. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, after all, and the issues that usually afflict it are subtle to start out.

This is just part of the reason we recommend scheduling preventive plumbing maintenance at least once a year. However, it’s also a wise idea to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing in Denver, IA is having problems. On the rare chance that a problem does occur in between maintenance sessions, you’ll be able to detect it quickly so you can have it repaired before it becomes a huge catastrophe. Keep reading to learn some of the symptoms that it is, in fact, time to call in a plumbing pro.

You’ve Lost Water Pressure

A decline in your water pressure is never a good sign. It might mean that there is work being done on the municipal water lines, or if you live in a multi-housing complex it could mean one of your neighbors is having plumbing work done. But in both these cases, you should have been warned beforehand.

So in most scenarios, when you lose water pressure, it means that there is either a leak or there is a blockage somewhere in the system. A slow loss of water pressure over time means that there is a growing problem, such as with limescale. However, if you experience a sudden loss of pressure then you may be dealing with a pipe rupture instead. This certainly qualifies as an emergency, and you should contact our team right away.

Your Water Bills Are Higher Than Expected

You should keep a close eye on your water bills each month, should they start to rise unexpectedly given the amount of water you’re using. The reason for this is that it can indicate a leak somewhere in your plumbing. So if your monthly bills indicate you’re using substantially more water than you actually are, it’s a good idea to have your plumbing system checked out.

Your Water Meter Is Running Despite No Running Water

One easy technique to check your plumbing system for potential leaks is to turn off all the plumbing appliances and fixtures throughout and around your property, and then check the water meter. If the meter is still running, then water is probably still leaving your system somewhere. This means you have a leak. Call our plumber as soon as you can, if you notice this problem.

You Notice Signs of Water Damage

This can be in a number of different spots—most times the most apparent sign of water damage is on drywall or on the ceiling, indicating a leak in pipes that run from your upstairs bathroom. This doesn’t mean it’s the only water damage you have to worry about, though. Water damage can be present on your floor, and even in your yard, each of which indicate their own problems.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online.

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