4 Signs There Is A Hidden Plumbing Leak In Your Home

Posted on: 10 July 2019

If a plumbing leak is not caught early on, it can quickly spell disaster in your home, often resulting in structural damage. It isn't hard to notice an obvious leak, but hidden leaks tend to require advanced detection methods to locate them before they're able to cause serious damage. Here are a few signs that you may have a hidden leak on your hands.

A Higher-Than-Usual Water Bill

If you notice that your water bill is higher than normal but you know that you haven't used more water than previous months, then it could be an indication that there is a hidden leak somewhere within your home. You may want to take a look at your water meter to see if it is constantly running, such as when no one is using water.

Sounds of Running Water

You should not be able to hear your home's plumbing if it is not in active use. If you can hear the sound of running water when no plumbing should be active, then there is a good chance that there is a leak. A common form of this is the toilet continuing to run even after you have flushed it and it has run its cycle.

Musty Smells

If you start to notice that your home has a damp and musty smell, you should do a thorough cleaning. If you notice that the smell persists, there may be a hidden leak somewhere that has caused damaged to part of the home. Hidden leaks can cause serious damage to the structure of your house, resulting in a moist environment which then becomes smelly. If this is not repaired, it can cause mold and mildew to grow.

Warped Flooring

If there is a hidden leak beneath the flooring of your home or if the leak has resulted in water pooling beneath the flooring, it can result in the structural integrity of the flooring failing. This can be extremely dangerous to anyone walking in the home, as the floor could break and give way, causing someone to fall through it. In addition, it could result in expensive repairs. However, if the hidden leak is detected and repaired soon enough, all of this can be avoided.

If you notice any of the aforementioned signs, there is a good chance that you have a hidden leak somewhere within your residential plumbing system. Get in touch with a plumbing service in your area as soon as possible.


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