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The Importance of Leak Detection

A water or sewer leak can cause structural damage to your home, which is costly and time-consuming. If you can’t find a leak, but you know there is one because you hear it, or smell sewage, it is important to call a plumber to come to troubleshoot the problem and fix the leak right away. Detecting leaks right away help avoid much worse issues.

Inspect Your Home

Whether you suspect a leak or not, it is essential to schedule check-ups that you do your self for the plumbing in your home and professional inspections that a plumber comes to do for the plumbing in your home. You should perform a standard walkthrough of your home to check all your pipes and listen to all your drains. Look for leaks, smells, listen for sounds, and check behind things for signs of water dripping or condensation that may cause mold. If you find anything that looks like a leak or sounds like you have a clogged drain, contact your plumber with your findings to avoid higher water bills or more severe plumbing repairs.

Water Bill

The other reason you want to detect a leak as soon as possible is a high-water bill. If you do have a leak, it could end up costing you hundreds of dollars a month on your water bill. While this is unlikely if you are aware of the plumbing in your home and do regular inspections, it does happen. On the other hand, if you get a water bill that seems a lot more than your normal billing, check your pipes to make sure you don’t have a leak! Sometimes, just the smallest leak can mean many extra gallons of water a day. You may also have a leak in your sprinkler system, so inspections of your yard are important too!

If you think you have a leak in your Beaumont, TX, home this summer, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is available to help you find those leaks and fix them right away!

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