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Tips to Monitor Your Plumbing before a Problem Appears

Whether you are a homeowner or renting a space, a plumbing problem can be both costly and incredibly inconvenient. Chances are if you've ever dealt with a plumbing issue, you didn't notice it until it constituted as an emergency.

This is often the case, and as such we are huge advocates of early detection. This can be quite difficult though, as your plumbing system is mostly hidden behind walls and under your foundation. So how do you catch problems before they have the chance to cause a lot of harm? The good news is, it's not impossible. Keep reading to learn more.

Monitor Your Water Bills

Your water bill is naturally going to rise and fall with your use; they rarely remain consistent. However, if you notice a sudden and unexplained spike in your costs despite comparable water use, then you may very well have a plumbing leak or rupture. Compare your costs to recent bills and also to what your neighbors are paying, and then be sure to call our professional plumbers to come take a look.

Check Your Water Meter

Go throughout your home and make sure all of your plumbing appliances and devices are shut off. Now, go have a look at your water meter. Is it still running? If so, you have a leak occurring somewhere within your plumbing system.

Watch Your Water Pressure

Have you noticed a loss in water pressure recently? This is one of the more obvious signs that something is off with your plumbing system. Your water pressure should never decrease suddenly. If it does, there's something wrong. There might be a blockage somewhere throughout your plumbing system, or you could even have a rupture.

For peace of mind from a St. Charles, IL plumbing job done right, call Lifeline Plumbing today.

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