There are not many homes that we go into that don’t have some type of small leak. Water leaking inside your home should not be ignored. If not addressed immediately, these plumbing leaks could end up costing thousands in repairs. Furthermore, you may end up dealing with mold, mildew and permanent damage to your home.
Here are some questions to consider. Does your wood floor have significant give to it? Is there a warm area on your concrete floor? Is your carpet moist? Unfortunately, water intrusion is not always this obvious. Small leaks make take years to detect.
How can you tell if you have a small or hidden leak? The following is a list of red flags that might indicate a problem in your home and potential water damage.
Sign that you may have a leak:
1. Irregular floor
2. Wrinkling or warping of wall paper or paint
3. Musty odor
4. Unusually high water bill
5. Chronic sewer backups
6. Sound of running water when the water is not on
7. Changes in the water meter reading
8. Foundation cracks
9. Wet foundation
If you need help finding a leak or repairing one you may need a Charleston Plumber to assist with his expertise. Sometimes under ground or hidden leaks require electronic leak detection to identify and pinpoint the location of the leak. Most professional plumbers have this equipment on hand.