Leaking pipes are never a good sign, and if left untreated, they can cause numerous other problems that could cost you a lot more money. You may know some of the obvious physical signs that your pipes may be leaking, but it is important to also be aware of any hidden signs for leaking pipes.
Signs You May Have a Hidden Leak
- Mold or Mildew – If you spot any signs of mold or mildew around your house, most likely you have a hidden leak. A leak maintains a perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow, but the leak may not be immediately noticeable. If you spot mold or mildew in your home, seek immediate assistance, as mold and mildew can affect the health of you and your family.
- Damage to Ceilings or Floors – If you have noticeable damage to your ceilings or floors, a leak may be the cause. Often, if the damage is in the ceiling, the leak may be coming from a floor above you. You may not see the leak, but your pipes run all throughout your home and it is not always possible to find the culprit without professional help.
- An Increase in Your Water Bill – If you have noticed your water bill skyrocketing without any reasonable explanation, it could be the cause of a leak. Don’t wait to call a professional and get your home evaluated.
- Listen – One of the best ways to catch a leak is to listen for one. The best time to listen is at night when all other noises from outside or sounds in the house have quieted down. If you hear any sounds of water dripping, but cannot locate the source, you may have a hidden leak.
Get Your Leaks Fixed
Before your home suffers further damage from hidden leaks, contact Flowrite Plumbing and get one of our helpful professionals to evaluate your pipes.