TELLTALE SIGNS OF A PLUMBING LEAK
Leaks in the plumbing system are not always immediately apparent, often hiding behind walls, floors, or ceilings. If left untreated, they can cause serious damage to your home and health, leading to mold growth, structural damage, electrical hazards, and increased water bills. That’s why crucial to identify the signs of a water leak early on to prevent further complications.
These signs may indicate a leaking problem in your property:
An unexplained increase in your water bill.
If you notice a sudden spike in your water bill without changing your usage habits, you may have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. Even a small leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water per month, costing you money and wasting a precious resource.
Wet spots on your walls, floors, or ceilings.
Dampness or discoloration on your walls, floors, or ceilings can indicate an ongoing water leak behind the surfaces. Water can seep through cracks or holes and cause damage to your home. It can also create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, affecting indoor air quality and health.
Musty or foul odors in your home.
If you smell something unpleasant or stale in your home, you may have a water leak causing mold or sewage to accumulate. Mold can produce a musty or earthy smell that can trigger allergies or asthma. Sewage can produce a rotten or sulfurous smell.
Low water pressure or flow.
A sudden decrease in water pressure in your faucets or showers may signify a leak within your plumbing system, reducing the amount of water available in your pipes.