Keeping your home in fully functional order can be interrupted by undetected pipe leaks. Moisture in unnecessary areas in your home can rack up repair costs and make living in your home uncomfortable. Water leaks can ruin your insulation, foundation, flooring, and more. S&B Plumbing wants homeowners to know how to deal with plumbing problems and water leaks until the professionals can get there. Knowing how to find a water leak will help keep your home intact and give you enough time to contact our professionals.
1- New Appearance Of Mold Or Mildew
Moisture is a key ingredient for mold and mildew to thrive. If you are noticing mold or mildew growth in unusual places, this could be an indicator of a leaky pipe in the vicinity. While mold growth may not be the exact place where the pipe is leaking, it can help you find it faster or help a plumber know where to start looking.
2- Your Water Bill Has Increased
An easy way to find a water leak in your home is to watch your water bill. Continued increases in the bill could mean that water is being used without your knowledge. Pipes that are broken or leaking can waste more water than you realize and need to be fixed to improve your utility bills. Pipe leaks often have easy fixes, but if you don’t have the skills to fix them, they can get complicated quickly. S&B Plumbing can be to your house quickly and perform restorative actions on your plumbing system.
3- Hearing Sounds Of Dripping Water
If you are hearing running water or dripping, you will want to locate the source. Not only to stop the leak but also to avoid frustration against the noise. Dripping may not seem like it wastes much water, but over time, undetected leaks can cause major havoc and high costs over time. Slowly dripping water is a sign of a leaky pipe. Low water pressure or dripping from your faucets can mean problems in your plumbing system and will require you to call our team at S&B Plumbing.
4- Puddles Forming Near Walls
Standing water near your walls can cause mold growth, warping, deterioration, and foundation problems. Puddles inside your home are inconvenient to deal with. Cleaning up water constantly or replacing insulation is not normal maintenance in your home and should be addressed quickly. Improving your plumbing system starts with an efficient plumber.
5- You Notice Unusual Odors
Strong odors are usually an indicator of unwanted substances. Sewage pipe leaks can take over your home quickly. The good news is that finding an odor can help locate the problem sooner. If you have a water leak, odors may take longer to appear. Having regular plumbing inspections will help you stop a leak before it becomes overwhelming.
6- Make Sure To Inspect The Yard
Oftentimes, the root problem is not located inside your home, but rather in the plumbing underneath your yard. If you are working to find a water leak you will need to evaluate the yard for patches of the lawn that are over-saturated, patches that are growing faster than others, or standing water long after you have finished watering.
When you find a water leak in the internal plumbing it may need large equipment to dig and find the problem. Fully fixing the problem can also cost you a lot of money, but the sooner it is repaired, the sooner your plumbing is back to full force.
7- The Food Coloring Trick
Toilets are often a common culprit for leaks. Luckily you can use this trick to find the source of the leak. Removing the toilet tank lid, pour in a few drops of coloring, and wait for about 30 minutes. If color is coming into the bowl, you likely are losing water through the toilet flapper. Improving this will help you conserve water and save you from more serious plumbing problems in your home.
Contact S&B Plumbing
Emergency situations like excess moisture need to be handled in a timely manner and S&B Plumbing is the only plumber that reaches your home quickly. Our team has become a trusted name in Utah homes to help improve plumbing in an effective manner. We can help you find a water leak inside your home and improve water pressure, or replace pipes. When you work with S&B you and your home are treated like our own and we give you the best customer service possible. No matter the plumbing problem or how old your plumbing system is, we can take care of you. Contact our technicians today!