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Detecting Leaks in the Summer

Summertime is a good time to save time and money on your water bills. Achieve this goal by using the summer weather and nice days to look for leaks. Below, we go over what you need to know about summer leak detection.

Pipe Leaks and Summer Heat

Summer heat causes pipes to expand, which can make pipes susceptible to leaks. Be on the lookout for the following signs of leaks:

  • Water stains
  • Peeling paint
  • Mold issues
  • A musty odor
  • Higher water bills

What Steps Can You Take to Minimize Summer Leaks?

Watch how much water you use at any given time to minimize the risk of summer leaks. Also, make sure you have water lines that are correctly sized for your summer water needs. A plumber can help determine this for you. A plumber can also help determine if you have issues with water pressure that is too high. If this is the case, a special device can be installed to regulate your water pressure.

Look for Extra Lush Spots on Your Lawn

Random lush spots in your yard could be a sign of a sewer line leak that’s more evident in the summertime. During winter, snow can hide signs of a sewer line leak. Also, look for sinkholes or water gathering above sewer lines to determine if you need to contact a plumber.

Dealing with Minor Drips

Summer is a great time to look for and deal with minor drips. These issues may seem minor, although the impact on your water bill can be major. Look for leaks when you do your dishes or laundry. If a leak is found, call a plumbing professional for assistance.

Check Your Hose for Leaks

A leaking hose isn’t going to do anything but waste water. Also, look for signs of a leak around the hose bib where it connects to a water source. Drips in this area can also waste water and increase water bills.

Look for Leaks in Your Basement

You may avoid your basement in the winter as much as possible if it’s cold and damp. With warmer days in the summer, take some time to check for leaks, especially if your washing machine is located near or in the basement area.

Look for Leaks Around Your Air Conditioner

Leaks can also occur around air conditioners. With central AC, leaks can occur where the air conditioner hose goes to the drain or in refrigerant lines.

Detecting and addressing leaks during the summer months can save both time and money on water bills. The combination of summer heat and increased water usage can exacerbate existing issues or create new ones, making it essential to be proactive in leak detection. Let Carlson Plumbing take care of all your leak detection needs in Fountain Valley, CA and nearby areas.

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