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Ways to Detect a Water Leak Within Your Home

Water leaks can be a Miami homeowner's worst nightmare. Not only are they costly, but they can decrease the overall value of your investment. If a water leak is not noticed soon enough, it could create thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Miami, FL Water-Leak-Detection-Services-231x300There are three main ways to detect a water leak within your Miami home that we are going to explore.

Monitor Your Water Bill

One of the easiest ways to detect a water leak that is not within visual site is to check your water bill. Water usage varies from month to month and is reflected on your bill, unless you are on a budget plan that allows for a flat rate.

A jump in your bill without an increase in your water usage is a key indicator that there is a leak somewhere within the home. Often these leaks may be hidden in the ground as well so careful inspection must take place if you believe one exists.

Have a Water Meter Installed In Your Home

Homes that have their own well usually do not contain a water meter since usage does not need to be measured and billed. A water meter can be easily installed into your well system and can help detect leaks the same way that a typical jump on a water bill would.

Another added benefit of installing a water meter is to track the amount of water your family uses, making it an eco-friendly option for those who enjoy saving the planet's resources.

Visually Inspect Your Home For Leaks Frequently

Preventing leaks is always cheaper than fixing leaks. Monthly inspections in and around your home is an easy way to find small leaks and seal them before they become full blowouts.

The only thing you need for this task is a flashlight and a few materials if you discover a leak lurking in crevices. Specific areas to search include sinks, toilets, areas where your water lines run, and soggy spots on your lawn.

Once a year it is a good idea to have a professional plumber conduct an inspection to ensure that your water pipes are working properly and there are no leaks that you missed during your own monthly inspections.

Don't be submerged by the water in your Miami, FL home. Call Falcon Plumbing at (305) 251-7333 today, and get that water leak fixed now!

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