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How to spot a plumbing leak…

Do you suspect you have a leak in your plumbing? If your bills have increased or your water pressure has dropped in recent weeks then you may have a leaking pipe somewhere in your home. Locating the source of the problem can take weeks or even months. That's because your plumbing system can be large and complicated and pipes can run anywhere in walls and floorboards.

The good news is there are some straightforward signs to look out for. And if you think you've spotted a leak then help is at hand - just get in touch with us at Williams Plumbing & Heating and we'll be able to fix the problem for you.

How do I spot a leak?

Strange noises

Drips or the sound of running water in the walls should alert you to the presence of a leak. At Williams Plumbing & Heating, we offer a 24-hour emergency service if you hear a drip where there shouldn’t be a drip!

Wet spots

Is there a damp patch on a wall or a soft spot on a floorboard that shouldn’t be there? Is the paint on your wall discoloured or is there a crack in your cement flooring? The chances are that these are all signs of a persistent leak, particularly if you notice the growth of mould or mildew. No plumbing job is too big or too small, so why not give us a ring and we’ll give you an expert opinion on the source of the problem.

A musty smell

If a room starts to smell damp and you notice signs of mould and mildew, then you’ve probably located a leak and need to get the situation under control as soon as possible because mould is associated with respiratory health problems. A quick call to Williams Plumbing & Heating and we’ll get the problem solved.

Low water pressure

If the pressure drops close to one outlet, then the leak is probably close by. If you suspect burst water pipes in the winter then the pressure will drop universally. Whichever you’re experiencing, you’ll need our professional plumbing services.

If you’ve noticed a spike in your water bills or any of these tell-tale signs of a leak, then you need a professional plumber. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to make your property leak free!

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