December 3, 2021

Sings of Potential Water Leaks in Your Home

Water leaks can vary in how difficult they can be to find. You don’t need years of plumbing experience to understand your faucet is dripping during the night or to find there’s a puddle of water around your toilet bowl. These signs will alert you to contact professionals to help you sort out leaking issues. 

Sometimes the leaks can be sneakier and harder to detect, and here are some signs, which Risk Free Serv pointed out, that lead you to get in touch with a plumber to either detect and prevent a potential major leak, or to deal with an ongoing break.

Water Bill Increase

This is one of the more apparent signs that something is wrong. If one day you see a big leap in the amount of money you need to pay for the bill, and you are sure that there hasn’t been anything other than routine water consumption then you are probably having a leak somewhere in or below your home that’s causing the mess. 

If you have a water meter you can also use it to be more certain whether there’s a leak. Turn off all water supply to your home, and all the appliances. If you still see the meter moving then there’s probably leak so you can now contact professionals to detect and remedy it.

Smell, Stains and Mold

Sometimes the signs are not as obvious as a puddle of water in your kitchen, and might require some detective work. If you start noticing some weird stains on your walls or ceilings followed by a damp smell then you can investigate further to see why that is. 

Mold likes dark and humid places, and you can carefully investigate your basement or cellar to see if there’s a leak that’s enabling the conditions for its growth. 

You should be careful though, as mold can be dangerous. If you don’t know how to protect yourself or you don’t want to risk dealing with mold you can always contact professionals to help you find the leak.

Exterior Leaks

Your monthly bill is again useful to detect potential leaks. The inside of your home can be all good, and the leak is as simple as leaving an open water hose outside. 

These things can happen, and people often forget to close it properly and leave it like that. Maybe the hose is damaged and needs a replacement. 

People who use the irrigation system also need to check it often as these leaks might cause damage to your home if they are close enough, or waste water causing your water bill to skyrocket. 

Regular Maintenance

When it comes to leaks it is always better to react beforehand. In reality nobody fixes things that aren’t broken, but you should think ahead and perform a leak inspection at least once a year to be 100% sure that nothing is wrong.

Leaks can be small and annoying, but should never be ignored, because, over time, they become bigger and cause more damage to your home. If you suspect something, or you need a peace of mind you should contact professionals to come over and do a thorough inspection of your home. 

This way you will ensure that all your systems are fine, but also get some useful advice on how to detect and deal with some smaller leaks. 

Don’t Waste Time and Money

If you have even the smallest of doubts that there’s a leak somewhere in your home you should react immediately. The more you wait the problem becomes bigger and more expensive. If you want to get it done quickly and properly and if you want to skip your own investigation, call a plumber.

If you have even the smallest of doubts that there’s a leak somewhere in your home you should react immediately. The more you wait the problem becomes bigger and more expensive. If you want to get it done quickly and properly and if you want to skip your own investigation, call a plumber.