When you hear the word “leak”, the image that likely pops into your head is one of disaster — water gushing all over the place, a flooded basement, and destroyed furnishings. But here’s the thing: most leaks occur without even the slightest indication, which is why we are here to help!
Because so much of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and because leaks can develop almost anywhere, we think it is important that you learn to spot them. So for your convenience, we have listed some of the signs of a leak — all you have to do is keep reading below to find out more (and remember to contact our team when you need a Snellville plumber!)
So, What Are the Signs?
There are a whole bunch of signs that suggest you’ve got a leak somewhere in your home. These include:
Musty Smells and Other Odd Odors
If your house begins to smell musty, it could be due to damp conditions that you may not be able to see. If this is the case, it’s definitely time to call a plumber and have them check for a leak.
A Running Water Meter
If you suspect you’ve got a leak somewhere in your home, try turning off all your taps. If your water meter continues to run even when all the taps are shut off, it is likely that there is a leak somewhere in the system. Also, if you hear the sound of running water even when there is no water running, it is quite possible that you’ve got a leak!
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew thrive in damp conditions, so if you start to notice mold and mildew on your walls, ceilings, or any other surfaces in your home, it is important to address it right away. Mold and mildew can have a serious impact on your health, so in addition to having your pipes repaired, you are going to want to call a professional who can rid your home of mold.
If you begin to notice water stains on your ceilings and walls, notice that your walls are warped, or notice bubbling on your drywall, it is important that you have a plumber come inspect your system for a leak, as these are all signs of water damage.
High Water Bills
A leak can exist for quite a while before it is discovered, so it is important to keep a close eye on your water bill. If you notice that you are paying more and more without increasing your water usage, it is quite possible that there is a leak in the system.
Call in a Professional ASAP
If you suspect that you’ve got a leak somewhere in your home, do not hesitate to call in a professional plumber for repairs. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.
Schedule your plumbing repairs with the team at Snellville Heating, Air & Plumbing today!