From a small single leaking pipe to an entire new re-piping installation, we handle all leaky pipe issues in the Central Connecticut area.
Due to the vast amount of use they must endure, water pipes do eventually wear out which can negatively affect the performance of your entire plumbing system.
In addition to wear, water pipes can also experience mineral build up which restricts your water flow and pressure. Old pipes can corrode and weaken leading to leaks which in turn will lead to potentially dangerous mold and mildew.
Water Leak Detection & Water Line Replacement
If you recently opened up your water bill and were shocked to see it skyrocket, you probably have a plumbing leak. Don't put it off. If you really want to save money you should think about making potential water leaks a top priority. Water line leaks, a leaking toilet, and dripping faucet can easily add up to hundreds of dollars lost each year. Furthermore, if one of these leaks goes undetected for a long period, it could easily cost you thousands of dollars in repairs for water damage caused to your home. The following are some of the tips that Connecticut homeowners should be aware of when it comes to potential water leaks:
Examine Water Use
Many homeowners often get their water bills and pay them without even considering the amounts. Water is something we often use without thought. For many, it has simply become the bill they hate but think there is nothing they can do about the amount. However, if you carefully look over your bills for the last year or two, you will be able to determine if your water usage has increased. Any drastic changes could be cause for alarm as you may have a water leak in your home or in the lines.
Examine Water Meter
Another way for homeowners to investigate is to examine the water meter. All you must do is shut off the water and then watch the meter for any changes. If the meter is showing that your usage is still increasing then you could have a leak somewhere that is dripping water at a fast rate. If you do not see any changes within a fifteen minute time period, consider leaving the water shut off for at least two more hours and recheck the meter. If any changes are noticed at this point, it could be a slow leak, but one that is still costing you money and potentially damaging your home.
Consider Normal Usage
Most households of four people use as much as 12,000 gallons of water a month. This number may seem high, but consider how many people in the household bathe daily and how much laundry is done in a week. If your family is using more than this amount on a monthly basis, you definitely need to monitor your usage as you could have a leak. Just paying your bill each month without considering the normal usage for your family size could be costing you money that could be used elsewhere.
If you use the above tips and discover that you may have a water problem, the cause could be almost anywhere. A simple leak under the sink would cause your water usage to go up and be causing damage to your home. A water leak in the line that runs from the street to your home is also a possibility. With Connecticut winters being cold, it is important to have your home regularly inspected for potential leaks. Our professional plumbers can conduct the inspection for you and, should any leaks be discovered, take care of them before they can cause even more damage to your home. From water line leak detection, to slab leak repairs we can solve all your water line problems. Call us today!
- Leaking Water Pipe Repairs
- Leaking Faucets
- Leaking Sinks
- Leaking Showers
- Leaking Toilets
- Leaking Water Heaters
- Leaking Drain Pipes
- Noisy Pipes Repaired
- Re-piping of Older Pipes
- Copper Pipes
- Flexible PEX Tubing
Trust Advance Plumbing and Heating to analyze your piping system for everything from a leaky faucet or toilet or plumbing fixture leak to repairing or replacing an aging water pipe system.
With older homes come older piping systems so don't wait until you are in an emergency situation to have yours looked at.