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Water Leak Detection: Top 4 Signs You Have A Plumbing Leak In Your Home

Plumbing leaks aren’t always noticeable at first and can be unaddressed by homeowners for quite some time. Not only does this cause a lot of wasted water, but it can also cause a lot of wasted money – along with damage to the home. Here are 4 signs you have a plumbing leak on your hands.

  1. Higher-Than-Usual Water Bills

According to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. Not only is this a waste of perfectly good water, but it also contributes greatly to higher-than-usual water bills. Fixing these leaks quickly and efficiently can save homeowners up to 10% on their water bills.

  1. Mold and Mildew

Do you spot mold or mildew growth in your home? Considering mold thrives in damp, moist climates, chances are this is an indication of a leak somewhere in your home. However, mold is not always visible at first glance. We all know that when we enter a musty smelling room, mold must not be too far away. After all, musty smells are caused by the growth of mold spores. Even if you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. Mold can live inside the walls and vents – or even underneath the floor. You’re likely smelling bad odors due to a leaky pipe that has been unaddressed – and water that has sat in place for too long.

  1. A Running Meter

One way to tell quickly if you have a hidden leak is to check your meter. f you know your water usage hasn’t increased recently but your water bills seem higher-than-usual, check your water meter. Before you do, though, you’ll first want to make sure you turn all water off – including the water inside. If the leak indicator on your water meter is moving/turning after you’ve turned the water off, that’s an indication you have a leak. If you’re unsure where your water meter is located – or you need help checking it – contact your local plumber at Freedom Air & Plumbing!

  1. Wet Areas

Whether you notice stained or damaged ceilings or puddles on the lawn on a dry, summer day, wet spots are never a good thing. The longer you leave a leak unaddressed, the bigger the problem you have to deal with. Leaks can cause significant structural damage to your home. If you notice any of the following, contact a professional plumber right away:

  • An outline of a water mark on a wall
  • Stains on the ceiling, wall, or floor
  • A ceiling that’s sagging
  • Bendable wall
  • Creaky floorboard
  • Foundational cracks
  • Puddles or mud in the yard or next to the house (when it has not rained)
  • Wet spots in the home (for example, damp carpet)

Contact Freedom Air and Plumbing Today For All Your Water Leak Detection Needs!

The pros at Freedom Air and Plumbing are here for all your water leak detection needs. If you think you may have a hidden water leak on your hands, don’t wait for it to cause large, structural damage. Contact us right away to get it fixed. We can be reached at 321-631-6886 or online here.