Leaking pipes are a concerning, yet sneaky, problem for your home. The problem can easily go undetected for quite a while, and as long as the problem persists, your home wastes water and money. Fortunately, there are ways for you to uncover if your home has a leaking pipe. Here are signs that will tell you if a leaking pipe is present in your home.
Your Water Bill is Unusually High
All homeowners have a water bill, and the money you spend on it can fluctuate mildly. For example, you might spend more money on your water bill if you’ve filled up a swimming pool recently, or if you’re using sprinklers to help water your lawn.
Sometimes, though, your water bill ends up being incredibly high, even when you haven’t done anything that would cause your bill to spike. In this case, a leaking pipe is a likely problem you’re having. As long as you look at your water bill carefully, you should notice this problem sooner rather than later.
You’re Seeing Mold and Mildew
Do you notice any mold or mildew around your house? This is a serious problem because mold and mildew are unhealthy to have around the house, and it will spread if left unchecked. If you see mold and mildew around the house, a leaking pipe could be the source of the issue, so the sooner you solve the problem, the better.
You Notice a Strange Smell
If you have a leaking pipe, there’s a chance you’ll smell the problem before you can actually see it. When a pipe is leaking, you’ll have standing water in your house, and when water pools into one spot for enough time, you’ll start to notice an unpleasant odor. Trust your nose when you think something isn’t quite right because a leaking pipe is something you want to address as quickly as possible.
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