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Ways to Know You Have an Unseen Plumbing Leak Dwelling at Home

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Find Out if You Have a Water Leak

It’s shocking how much water can be wasted by even the smallest of water leaks. Even a small drip can lead to lots of wasted water when it’s constantly leaking. Not only does this waste water, but it also wastes money on your water bill. Plus, over time a small leak can turn into a major leak or even a burst pipe.

To avoid wasting water or creating plumbing issues, it’s important to locate and resolve any plumbing leaks as quickly as possible. Here are some things to look for if you’re concerned about a water leak or think that you might have one.

An Unusually High Water Bill?

As discussed, a water leak quickly leads to lots of wasted water. As you might imagine, this also quickly leads to lots of wasted money on your water bill. So, if you’re concerned that you might have an unseen leak, a good first place to look is your water bill.

high water bill

If it’s higher than usual, that’s a good indication that you have an issue. If you notice a change in your water bill, it’s a good idea to contact a professional as soon as possible to inspect your plumbing system and to repair any problem areas.

Visible Wet or Mold Spots

mold spotsAnother way to know that you might have an unseen leak is the presence of mold spots on your walls or ceilings. Visibly wet spots are an indication of a water issue somewhere.

Not only is this unpleasant to look at, but wet spots are also perfect for breeding mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are expensive and difficult to clean up, yet it’s important to do so to avoid serious health concerns.

So, if you notice wet or mold spots in your home, it’s important to contact a plumber immediately to locate and resolve the underlying problem before the water leads to serious issues.

An Unpleasant or Musty Smell

Standing water anywhere in your home has an impact on all of the senses, including your sense of smell. If you notice an unusual smell in your home or the presence of a musty smell, it’s a good indication of standing water somewhere. This can be a helpful way to locate unseen leaks. If you notice such a smell, you should have a plumber inspect your systems as soon as possible.

musty smell

Unseen water leaks might seem harmless, but they actually waste a lot of water, which can lead to bigger plumbing issues and can damage your home. To avoid these issues, it’s important to be on the lookout for unseen leaks and to address them when they arise.

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Chris Wilson Plumbing & Heating Repairs Inc has been providing quality plumbing and HVAC services to the Seaside community for over 35 years. With qualified technicians that receive ongoing training, the team has the skills and experience to meet all of their customers’ needs, no matter how big or small. Committed to always providing excellent customer service, they provide 24/7 and same day service.