How to Check Your Plumbing

Leaky plumbing can cause long-term damage and also be a big waste of money. The only way to avoid this is by conducting regular inspections.

Whether it’s a drip leak or stream, there’s a sign of a problem. Always keep in mind that the best way to get your plumbing repaired right is to hire the right professional.

We have prepared a list to use if you are ready to inspect but not quite sure where to start or what to look for.

Number 1:

Watch your water and look for signs of rust in the water. Then take a look at your water bill. A significant increase could indicate a leak or other issue.

Number 2:

Check your connections and check all valves and connections, including those in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. Check for corrosion at fittings and valves, and stains on the bottoms of cabinets. Make sure drainage pipes are solid and look for leaks at the joints and bottom of the trap.

Number 3:

Look around the base of dishwashers, refrigerators with ice makers, sinks, bathtubs, showers, and toilets for signs of cracked or warped flooring. Look for stains on ceilings and walls in rooms directly below upper-floor bathrooms.

Number 4:

Check outdoor hose bibs to make sure they’re not dripping. Listen for dripping water or periodic running of the toilet supply water, and check all sink and tub faucets and showerheads for drips.

Number 5:

If you have a crawl space, look for signs of water leaks from first-floor plumbing and check for open drains where a pipe may have broken loose. Make sure the basement drain and sump pump are working properly.

If after following this list, you found signs of leaks, but you aren’t sure about how to proceed, then it should be time to call a professional. At JCN Plumbing, our team is trained to detect water leaks, by using the best and most advanced technology. Contact us if you live in the Miami Dade area, as we keep offering services. We make sure that our specialists are wearing masks and gloves, to protect our customers.

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