Plumbing systems are some of the most difficult to diagnose with various problems. This is because your plumbing system is largely hidden in the walls and floors of your home. Since you can’t observe any problems with your plumbing system directly, you are going to have to keep an eye out for any symptoms that indicate an issue. Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms that you have a leak in your plumbing.
Loss of Water Pressure
A leak of sufficient size in your plumbing system will obviously divert water from the pipe, leading to a loss in water pressure. As the leak grows, the amount of water pressure lost grows with it. If it ever gets to a point where your water stops flowing completely, you may have a pipe rupture.
This could indicate a leak, or that a leak is very likely. Discolored water, especially red or brown water, indicates that there is rust in your pipes. This shouldn’t happen with modern copper pipes, but if you have older iron pipes you are still susceptible to this issue. Very advanced rust can lead to more leaks, so you should call for repairs as soon as you notice discolored water.
Leaks often go unnoticed until they’ve had time to inflict severe water damage on the surrounding area. If you notice a wet spot on one of your walls, or an area that appears to have mold growing on it, that’s a sign that you probably have a leak in that wall. You’re going to want to call for repairs as soon as possible, to prevent further water damage.
Call The Trusted Plumber for all your leak detection needs. We serve the entire Paradise Valley, AZ area.