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Identifying a Water Leak in Your Home

Often plumbing issues are pretty obvious. If you have a clogged drain or a backed up toilet, you know it right away. However, there are some plumbing issues that are a bit more subtle. For instance, not all leaks in your home can be identified at first. This is a large problem considering the severe damage that can be done to your home if you do not catch a leak. To save yourself some trouble and a lot of money, keep reading to find out how to identify a leak quickly.

  1. You Notice Your Water Bill Is Rising.

    If you water bill has always remained in a pretty predictable range and all of a sudden it has skyrocketed, this is a very good indication that you have a leak. Unless you have suddenly decided to start taking two-hour long showers in the last month, a leak is the answer.

  2. Your Water Meter Remains Running.

    Turn off all of the water systems in your house, then go look at your water meter. If it is still running, this means you definitely have a leak. This is the fastest way to determine if you do indeed have a leak in your plumbing system.

  3. Your Water Pressure Has Changed.

    A leak would have to be fairly large for it to start affecting the water pressure in your home. Regardless, pay attention to any sudden drops in pressure. If you do notice one, be sure to shut off the water in your home immediately to avoid extreme water damage.

Think you do have a leak? Call High 5 Plumbing in Denver today at (720) 330-4868. We will find it and fix it!