If you've ever had a small plumbing leak, you know that it can be an inconvenience. Still, you may be tempted to wait and call a technician for repairs as it seems like only a slight bother that doesn't affect your home or your day. But if you've ever had a small leak develop into a much bigger leak, you know that seemingly minor repairs are no small matter. Any type of leak can develop into a much larger problem, causing damage to belongings and ruining the structure of a home in some cases.
It's important to know the signs of a leak so that you can get repairs or pipe replacement as soon as possible. But leaks aren't always immediately apparent. Sometimes, it can take months to realize that a leak has already caused irreparable damage. Look out for the following early signs that your plumbing is in need of repair and call a professional for leak detection at the first sign of trouble.
- Water Spots: Water spots on the wall or ceiling can be a telltale sign that a leak has already invaded your home. This could lead to dangerous mold or mildew building up in your home, which is troubling for asthmatics or allergy sufferers and can cause other respiratory problems as well.
- Flooding in the Yard: If you notice wet patches in the yard, or if one part of the grass seems to grow far more quickly than the rest, it could be due to a leak.
- Reduced Water Pressure: A working set of water supply pipes allows water to flow from the faucet at a noticeably high pressure. When water pressure reduces to a slow trickle or a drip, it could be due to scale buildup in the pipes, but it's also likely that a leak prevents water from reaching your home quickly.
- Increased Utilities: Finally, if you suspect a leak you may want to check your utility bills to see if water usage has suddenly increased from the previous billing period.
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