07 May 5 Signs You Have A Leak
Sometimes, owning your own home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Between cleaning, home maintenance, and other worries, taking care of a home is a lot of work. And that isn’t taking into account when things really go wrong — like the damage caused by a leak.
The problem with a leak is, unless it’s severe, they can be hard to spot early on. If they aren’t spotted and fixed soon after, they can get bigger and cause significant damage to your home. On top of all that damage, you’re likely be saddled with an expensive water bill, depending on how severe the leak.
Your Water Bill
A leak can be small, but soon pull cash out of your wallet. You should pay close attention to water bills and seasonal trends. If you notice an uptick, take note of your recent water consumption habits. If you haven’t been filling up a pool or watering a new garden, it might be a good idea to book a whole home plumbing inspection.
Leaks can make areas in the home damp. Whether these wet spots are on the wall, floor, or ceiling, mould and mildew are sure to grow. If a room smells musty, despite cleaning and opening a window, then it’s time to get your home checked for a leak.
Check Your Water Meter
Here’s an easy way to check for a leak: Make sure no water is running in your home. Then, check your water meter outside. If you can still see the numbers going up, there’s likely a leak.
Another trick you can do to help spot a water leak is to look near tubs, sinks, and toilets. If the floors around these areas are wet, call a plumber immediately.
Sudden Foundation Cracks
Foundation cracks are common in homes, particularly if you live in an older one. However, if cracks are growing, it could be a sign of a pipe leak.
If you think you might have a leak, then call HMS Plumbing today at (703-583-8205)