Undetected Leaks Are More Common Than You Think

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Undetected Leaks Are More Common Than You Think

It's estimated that a typical home loses anywhere from 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water per year due to leak-related issues. Part of the reason for this wasted water is due to leaks that go undetected. In fact, undetected leaks are more common than you think. Here's a closer look at "hidden" leaks and some signs that suggest it's time to call a plumber in Staunton, VA from Speedy Rooter Plumbing.

Why Some Leaks Go Undetected

With a shower head, outside spigot, or indoor faucet, there's not much mystery with water leak detection. However, other leaks can go undetected for several weeks, months, or even years. This can happen when leaks originate in places normally unseen such as below concrete slabs, underground in buried sewer, drain, or water pipes, and in basements where some pipes are in places not frequently checked

As experts in leak detection in Staunton, VA, Speedy Rooter Plumbing is equally prepared to help you spot hidden leaks in water supply lines and in or around pools. Whole-house humidifiers and water softeners can also develop undetected leaks.

Signs of a Hidden Leak

Undetected leaks are a bigger problem than most people realize because some of the signs associated with leaks of this nature are often overlooked. You may have a hidden leak if you are noticing:

  • Higher utility bills
  • Lower water pressure
  • Unexplained odors
  • Damaged walls or ceilings
  • Soggy spots on your lawn

If you're noticing any of these leak indicators, our hidden and underground leak detection experts will take the steps necessary to track down an undetected leak. Acting sooner rather than later is important with any suspected leak because of the potential for costly and widespread damage.

How to Prevent Undetected Leaks

It's not always possible to prevent a leak that develops in an unseen area. However, what you can do is contact a leak detection specialist to schedule routine inspections. What this does is allow any potential issues to be spotted and addressed sooner.  

Even if you only suspect a leak, contact Speedy Rooter Plumbing. We'll let you know for sure if there are any leaks you need to know about and allow you to benefit from our leak detection services. Schedule an appointment by calling us or filling out the online form.

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