Many homeowners don't realize their plumbing has sprung a leak. Undetected water leaks can lead to thousands of dollars in damages. Whether it is a slow tickle behind the wall, behind the kitchen sink, dishwasher or washing machine, you may not have noticed until significant damage is done.
All Homeowners Should Be on the Lookout for the Signs of Water Leaks
Increased Water Bill
If you notice a sudden spike in your water bill don't just ignore it! If you haven't haven't recently had company stay with you for the week or filled your pool with water, you may have a hidden water leak.
Discolored or Mold on the Walls
Water stains on drywall, ceilings, or floors, usually indicates a water leak. Damp spots can quickly turn into mold in our hot environment. You also may notice a musty odor in your home if you have a leaky pipe.
Cracks in the Tile, Wall, or Concrete Foundation
As a home settles it may experience cracks, but if you just noticed them it may be a reason to be concerned. Water slowly dripping out of a pipe can cause cracks, weaken wall structures, and even the foundation.
The longer you ignore the signs, the more damages your home will incur. Not only can this bring down the value of your home, it can also reduce the value of your bank account. You will need more than a plumber if you notice any of these signs.
Running to the big box store to pick up some duct tape and new pipes is not such a good idea. This type of situation is best left up to the professionals a the Leak Doctor. In the end it will end up saving you money, frustration, and mess, because our leak detection methods are non-invasive. Which means we don't have to cut into walls or floors to find your water leak.