The very last thing anyone wants to deal with is a plumbing leak. Unfortunately, since most of our pipes are behind walls and underground, it’s quite common to have a hidden leak. On top of that, many people don’t realize these leaks exist until extensive damage (such as water damage and mold damage) has already taken place. The average household can waste up to 11,000 gallons of water per year due to hidden leaks!
Backed by over a decade of service experience, you can bet that Smith’s Plumbing Service has the technology, equipment, and know-how to locate and identify hidden plumbing leaks. From minor leaks to major pipe bursts, we have seen it all! To help you stay informed and hopefully prevent major damage to your home, we have outlined the signs that you have a hidden plumbing leak. Read on to learn more.
What to Look Out For
The best way for you to protect your home and avoid costly damage is to be aware of the signs that your home has a hidden plumbing leak.
These signs include:
Damaged floors, walls, or ceilings: Water-damaged floors, walls, and ceilings are often warped, sagging, drooping, or covered in stains. You might also notice that the paint is chipping off of your walls due to water coming into contact with and separating the paint from the wall surface.
Extra-green patches of grass: Because pipes are often underground, it is not uncommon for a leak to affect your lawn. If you find that a certain area of your grass is growing faster than other areas of your lawn, there might just be an underground leak.
Higher-than-usual water bills: If your water bill is much too high each month, and it doesn’t seem to match up with your actual water usage, something is definitely up with your system.
Mold or mildew: Since they thrive on moisture, mold and mildew are almost always present when there is a hidden leak. If you spot mold and mildew outside of your bathroom, you need to call in a plumber right away.
Continuously running meter: Your water meter should not be running all of the time. If you turn off all running water in your home and your water meter still shows that water is running, there is a leak somewhere in your system.
Bad odors: Standing water and continuously moist walls, ceilings, and floors will eventually form a musty smell in your home. If no matter how much you clean your home, you can’t seem to get rid of the funky smell, there might be a leak.
What to Do If You Suspect You Have a Leak
Upon noticing any of the above signs, or any other indications that you may have a leak, you need to call in a team of professionals. At Smith’s Plumbing Services, we have the proper tools and expertise to carefully inspect your plumbing system, locate any leaks, and implement the best possible solutions. Our leak detection, pipe repair, and re-piping experts deliver lasting results, every time.
Trust us with all of your plumbing services and we guarantee you won’t regret it!
Reach out to our team at (901) 290-1110 or online to schedule service.