How to Know If You Have a Water Leak in Your Property

Beyond the immediate inconvenience, water leaks can lead to significant damage, costly repairs, and even health hazards due…

How to Know If You Have a Water Leak in Your Property
May 27, 2024

Beyond the immediate inconvenience, water leaks can lead to significant damage, costly repairs, and even health hazards due to mold growth. Hidden water leaks are sneaky menaces that can wreak havoc on your building's foundation and structural integrity.

As a property owner, you must be vigilant and proactive in detecting and addressing water leaks. In this brief article brought to you by Acknowledge Plumbing, we share how you can identify potential leaks and take the necessary steps to protect your property.

If you would rather a uniformed plumber inspect your property for leaks, then call Acknowledge Plumbing to schedule a comprehensive leak detection. We offer price estimates upfront and invite you to explore our website and take advantage of applicable discounts, coupons, and promotional offers.

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Beware the Warning Signs of Water Leaks

Detecting water leaks early can save you from extensive damage and expensive repairs. Here are some common warning signs that you might have a water leak:

  • Inexplicably Pricy Water Bills: One of the first indicators of a hidden water leak is a sudden, unexplained increase in your water bill. If your water usage hasn’t changed but your bills have skyrocketed, it’s time to investigate further.
  • Damp Surfaces: Damp or wet spots on floors, walls, or ceilings are clear signs of a leak. Even small patches of dampness can indicate a serious underlying problem.
  • Mold and Mildew: Fungi thrive in moist environments. If you notice mold growth in areas that should be dry, such as on walls, ceilings, or under carpets, it could be due to a water leak. The musty odor of mold can be another clue.
  • Peeling Paint & Wallpaper: When water seeps into walls, it can cause paint and wallpaper to peel or bubble. This is a sign that moisture is trapped behind the surface, and it’s important to address it promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Sound of Water: If you hear the sound of running water when all taps and fixtures are turned off, it could indicate a hidden leak. Listen carefully around your home, especially near plumbing fixtures and appliances.
  • Reduced Water Pressure: A noticeable drop in water pressure can be a sign of a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. If water flow diminishes significantly, it’s worth checking for leaks.
  • Foundation Cracks: Water leaks can cause structural damage over time, leading to cracks in your building’s foundation. If you notice new or widening cracks, it’s essential to investigate the cause.

Troubleshooting Basics for Water Leaks

Once you suspect a water leak, follow these troubleshooting steps to pinpoint the source and assess the severity of the problem.

  • Turn off all fixtures and read the water meter once and then again 30 minutes later. If the reading has changed, it indicates a leak.
  • Examine all faucets, fixtures, toilets, and appliances for apparent leaks.
  • Inspect walls and ceilings for water stains or discoloration. A moisture meter can help you locate leaks that are not immediately visible.

Bring aboard trained plumbers if the problem is extensive and/or severe. Plumbers have specialized equipment, such as infrared cameras and acoustic leak detectors, to find hidden leaks accurately.

The plumbers at Acknowledge Plumbing come prepared to detect leaks and even handle most water leak repair the first time around. Call Acknowledge Plumbing to schedule an appointment today.

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