When it comes to home maintenance, your plumbing should be at the top of your list. Whether you have a slow draining bathtub or a dripping kitchen sink, it’s important to call in a professional to ensure your pipes are taken care of. While these kinds of plumbing repairs are obvious, there may be a plumbing disaster waiting to happen. Be on the lookout for these warning signs of hidden leaks in your home.
Your Water Bill Is Larger Than Normal
This is the best warning sign that you have a water leak. Contact your water company first to ensure the meter was read correctly. If the answer is yes, then turn your water off at the main valve. If your water meter continues to move, it’s time to call in a professional plumber to find the source of the problem.
Increased Moisture In Your Home
Another sign of a leaking pipe is increased humidity inside your house. If it suddenly feels like a jungle or it looks like the walls are sweating, there may be a dripping pipe in the walls. Don’t wait to call a plumber if this is the case, or you will have long-term damage to the drywall.
Mold Has Taken Over Your Home
Where there’s moisture in the walls, you’ll often find colonies of mold taking over. Mold will often grow in closets, crawl spaces and any dark or undisturbed area of your home. While the moisture may be caused by improper ventilation or a broken rain gutter, it’s possible that it’s the side effect of a broken pipe.
The Walls Have Spots
If you’ve noticed brown spots or discoloration on your walls, floors and ceiling, you don’t want to wait to contact a licensed plumber like our team of professional plumbers at Ben Franklin Plumbing. You may have a leaky bath or shower that is compromising your home and causing extensive damage. Ignoring a leak of this type will cost you big money in the long run.
If you think you have a plumbing leak and are in the Phoenix, AZ Metro area call Ben Franklin Plumbing for help. We can help detect your leak and save you money on your water bill.