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Telltale Signs of a Leak

A plumbing leak can range in severity. It might have devastating consequences or it may be just an annoyance. While preventative maintenance may catch leaks, you also want to keep a lookout for the telltale signs that there is a leak. After all, the longer that a leak goes undetected, the more potential there is for serious damages.

Watch the Water Meter

Some businesses may not be able to check their water meter. However, if it is possible, you can turn off your plumbing appliances and look at the water meter. If your water meter runs, despite the water being shut off, then you might have a leak.

Pay Attention to Your Bill

If your water bill goes up suddenly, there may be a problem. Unless you know the reason for the increase, it can be a sign of a leak. When there is a leak, you use more water than you typically would. Whenever your water bill doesn’t make sense, you should have it checked out.

Take Water Damage Seriously

If a leak lasts long enough, it will show up as visible damage to your building. If you see visible water damage, you need a plumber urgently. When water damage is left, it only gets worse. The water could cause your ceilings, floors, or walls to rot around the leak.

Note Any Falling Water Pressure

If the water pressure in your building drops, it could be a sign of a blockage or possibly a leak. If it is caused by a leak, it is most likely a very big leak if it is able to divert water from your building.

If you suspect a plumbing leak, it is better to take care of it as soon as possible than to wait until the leak causes more obvious damage. At Andersen Commercial Plumbing we provide quality services to businesses, no matter the complexity of the project. Call 909-326-2729 or email us today to learn more!

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