If you are seeing some strange signs in your home such as unexpected wet spots, it might be time to investigate a water pipe leak. Pipes leak before they burst, so catching the small leak in time is beneficial to the repair process. Pay attention to your home and where the wet spots are popping up in order to narrow down the area of the leak. Here are a few tips to help you figure out if you do have a leak in your home.
Increased Water Bill
A sudden increase in your water bill may indicate that you have a water leak somewhere in your home. You should be able to keep track of your seasonal water usage by looking back at the water bill for the same time last year and comparing any differences. The weather can influence your water usage as well as if you were traveling at all during the month. If the changes don’t seem to line up, it could indicate you have a problem somewhere in your home.
Changes in the Water Meter
If you suspect a water leak, the first place to start is your water meter. It shows your water consumption in real time. Go through your house and shut off all the faucets and any appliances using water. When everything is off, your water meter should read as zero usage. If it does not, that could indicate that water is flowing somewhere in your home where it does not belong.
Mold and Mildew in Your Home
If mold and mildew pop up in a weird place in your home, it could indicate the presence of moisture. Damp spots come from leaking pipes, which eventually turn to mold. Mold can be dangerous, so it is best to get this checked out immediately.
If you suspect a leak in your home, call in the professionals to find out. We can track the leak and fix it, giving you the peace of mind that your plumbing is in order. Give us a call today and we’ll send out one of our trained professional plumbers to handle the job at your home.