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Detecting That Dreaded Plumbing Leak as Soon as Possible!

Don't Let Plumbing Leaks Stay Long

A water leak can be a disaster for any homeowner. Sometimes leaks happen where people expect them: hoses, faucets, toilets, or sinks, But it’s the unseen leaks that can cause the biggest problems. Unseen leaks in your walls and floors can lead to wasted water and wasted money, too. So if you suspect a potential water leak in your home, these tips can help!

Expensive Water Bill?

high water billOne of the first signs that you may have an unseen water leak in your residence shows up not on your walls, but on your bills.

Because an unseen water leak means that water is escaping your plumbing, it also means that your water bill may have a sudden price change or surge due to the high water consumption.

If you notice an increase in your water bill and you can’t explain it away with summer activities or extra lawn watering, it may be a sign that you have an unseen leak in your home.

If you’re not sure where to even start, contact a local plumber and they can help you diagnose why your water bill has seen a sudden spike and whether or not you have a hidden leak somewhere in your house.

Mold Spots Can Alert You to Leaks

Mold, black spots, and discoloration can be a regular occurrence for some homes. You can often find them in bathrooms or spaces in a home that is constantly humid or experience a lot of moisture. Mold loves to grow in these types of climates, so if your room is lacking in ventilation, it means mold can grow.

mold spots

But if you find mold in a place you haven’t seen before, on the walls, ceiling, or even floors, or if mold keeps returning even after you’ve added solutions to your stuffy bathroom, it may be a sign that there’s a hidden leak somewhere causing the issue.

Mold can be dangerous to people, causing breathing difficulties, especially if you have a mold allergy, so it’s important to remediate the mold as soon as possible. But if you suspect a leak is the cause of the mold growth make sure you contact a local plumber so they can solve the underlying issue.

Musty Smells Signify a Problem

musty smellMany an older basement or home may have a musty scent to them. But that musty scent doesn’t just indicate the age of the residence. It may be a sign that there's a hidden problem somewhere with the plumbing system.

That musty smell is usually a sign of some type of mildew, and like mold, it needs warm, humid moisture to flourish. Spaces with standing water can create this scent, even if you can’t see the water. If you notice a change in the smell of your space it may tell you that there’s an unseen water leak, perhaps in your walls or ceiling.

If you can’t figure out the cause of the smell and you suspect there may be a leak somewhere in your home, contact a plumber to have them help you solve the problem.

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