Do you know how to detect water leaks in residential buildings? Water bills do not always get the type of attention they deserve when it comes to residential buildings. Many people will just pay their water bills without bringing up any questions about the charges they are paying. So, if no one is questioning where the charges come from, how will property managers know if there are water leaks in residential buildings that have gone undetected?
The price of water continues to rise; water rates are increasing every year. Not only is the price of water increasing, but many insurance claims that are related to water damage. With the cost of water rising, the cost of utilities rising, and more water-damaged insurance claims being filed, property managers can no longer overlook the cost of water and the amount of money being paid on a monthly basis.
Where Are The Leaks Coming From?
In order for any future damage to be prevented and to reduce the average utility bill, you will need to identify where the leak is coming from. Some of the common sources of leaks in residential buildings include toilets and other plumbing fixtures, appliances, and weather-related events. We are sure you are familiar with the most common source of leaks in residential buildings: the toilet. However, many toilet leaks are not detected until residents receive a massive water bill. There are also times when the leak is never detected because many people assume that the amount of water being used is normal. If multiple toilets in your residential property are not detected, thousands of dollars can be wasted each year.
Detecting Water Use
Property managers do not always have to be surprised by water usage, especially because there are many ways to become familiar with the water-use profile of the residential building. As mentioned earlier, smart sensors can produce real-time water data that will produce a normal water usage mark. Once you have established a baseline, you will be able to identify any changes and take action to reduce water bills.
Signs Your Residential Building Has A Water Leak
If there are any small leaks behind your property’s walls, there will likely not be any signs left behind. However, if you are very familiar with your residential building’s water bills and your maintenance team is always looking for signs of water leaks, you will likely be able to detect signs of water leaks. Once you detect any small sign of a water leak, you should call an experienced plumbing team, so the small leak does not turn into a major leak. If a leak goes undetected and it turns into something major, the ending results can cause serious damage to your residential building.
If you have noticed any of the following signs in your building, there is a strong chance that there is a water leak:
- The water bill has increased significantly, and you have not noticed any rise in the daily water usage
- Wallpaper is peeling from your residents’ units.
- You have noticed multiple water spots throughout your building.
- Water consumption has been detected in vacant units
Damaging plumbing leaks can be prevented with a combination of various systems and smart technologies, including water leak detection systems, leak detection radars, shut-off valves, notification systems, alarms, and more. You may be thinking that none of these things can fit in your budget, but Aladdin Plumbing is happy to help you equip your residential buildings with what it needs to efficiently manage any water leaks and control the cost of your utilities.
Do not be slow to act when you detect water leaks in residential buildings. Contact Aladdin Plumbing today for information on our services and how you can be better prepared for any potential water leak problems in the future.