A water leak is one of the most basic and common plumbing problems. While they might not always present an immediate emergency, leaks are one of those unfortunate issues that can quickly turn catastrophic.
Unfortunately, not every leak happens in a spot where it’s immediately obvious — and it can be easy to miss some of the subtle signs that might indicate that you’re dealing with a water leak.
The team here at DrainWorks prides itself on being a company focused on homeowners, and we never want anyone in our community to be caught in a situation where they find themselves spending thousands on major repairs that could have been prevented had they only been aware of the signs. When you suspect a leak in your home, call on the pros to find it fast!
With decades of experience, DrainWorks views plumbing leak detection as something of an art form. We can confidently claim to be an institution that produces nothing but masterpieces.
However, for a leak to be detected you have to know when to look in the first place. We’ve provided a collection of signs that every homeowner should be aware of that could potentially indicate a hidden leak.
While it’s never fun dealing with any bill, your water bill can actually be one of your most valuable diagnostic tools when it comes to discovering a hidden leak. Thanks to our water meters, every drop of water that travels through your mainline is tracked and added to your bill, whether you use the water or not. This means that any unexplained spike in your water bill is likely an indicator that water is being wasted somewhere you don’t know about.
Unexplained mold and mildew are potential signs of a water leak and are definitely a sign of excessive moisture. Hidden water leaks generally occur in places that are dark and difficult to access. Unfortunately, water often acts as the final ingredient to create an environment primed for the growth of mold and mildew.
Because plumbing tends to be tucked away behind the walls, leaking water can sometimes present itself through an unexplained stain or discoloration on your wall or ceiling. If you notice any discoloration or stains, call a San Antonio plumber immediately!
Your water meter is another important diagnostic tool when it comes to tracking what’s going on with the water in your home. If you have no water running, your water meter should remain the same. If you notice the meter going up while no water is being used, then water is escaping from somewhere it shouldn’t.
Most San Antonio homes aren’t equipped with heated floors. This means that noticing an abnormally warm spot in the middle of your floor should be a cause for concern. Slab leaks have the potential to leak warm water into the foundation of your home which can sometimes be felt as a warmth beneath your feet. The same goes for cold or damp spots!
If you hear running water in your home, you should always be confident of its source. If you notice the sound of running water but can’t seem to find its source, it is probably best that you call DrainWorks for our expert leak detection services.
If you think you might be dealing with a water leak and are looking for a leak detection company that will go above and beyond for you and your home, then don’t hesitate to call DrainWorks for the best leak detection San Antonio has to offer.
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