Leaking Pipes here is what to do

Leaking Pipes – A potential water issue on your property that can become costly!

Water leaks can create significant damage or unnecessary water bills if not detected early!

Before you call the Plumber for a potential water leak…

We have some useful ‘leaking pipe’ tips here for you, so you’ll recognise the early signs.

Although a leaking pipe can sometimes be hard to detect, especially if it’s a slow continual leak! There are some things you can do for detecting a leaking pipe on your property early, here is what to look for.

  1. Increased Water Bill: Keep an eye on your water bill. If you notice a sudden and unexplained increase in your water usage, it could be a sign of a leak.
  1. Water Meter Check: Turn off all water sources in your home, then check your water meter. If it’s still running, there might be a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.
  1. Visible Signs: Look for any visible signs of water damage, such as dampness or water stains on walls, ceilings, or floors. Also, be on the lookout for mould or mildew growth, which can indicate hidden moisture.
  1. Low Water Pressure: If you’re experiencing a decrease in water pressure throughout your home, it could be due to a leak in your pipes.
  1. Strange Sounds: Listen for any unusual sounds like dripping or running water when no taps are in use. These could be signs of a hidden leak.
  1. Check Appliances: Inspect areas around appliances that use water, such as toilets, sinks, dishwashers, and washing machines, for signs of leaks or water pooling.
  1. Soggy Ground: If you notice consistently wet or soggy patches in your yard, it could be a sign of an underground pipe leak.
  1. Mildew or Mould Smell: A musty or mouldy smell, especially in areas like basements or crawl spaces, can indicate hidden moisture from a leak.
  1. Discoloured Water: If your water appears discoloured, rusty, or has a strange odour, it could be a sign of corrosion in your pipes due to a leak.
  1. Visible Corrosion: Inspect exposed pipes for signs of corrosion, such as rust or greenish stains, which can indicate a leak.

Regularly checking for these signs can help you detect a leaking pipe early and prevent further damage to your property. If you suspect a leak but can’t locate it yourself, consider contacting a professional plumber from our Thoroughgood Professional Plumbing Services team.

And if you have detected a leak and require assistance to stop and/or replace leaking pipes, we are just a call away: CALL 0439 205 289