Warning Signs That You Need a Leak Detection Inspection
There are some times when it is incredibly obvious that a home has a plumbing problem, like when pipes have burst and standing water is visible. In most cases, though, leaks are much more difficult to detect, in part because homeowners are not familiar with the most common warning signs. Here are a few common indicators that you may have a leak and need to call Waldman Plumbing for leak detection and other plumbing repair services.
Don’t Brush Off the Obvious Signs
One of the clearest indicators of a leak is constantly running water. You may hear the sound of water running when no appliances are in use, or you may notice that your water bills are increasing. Unlike your electric bill, your water bill shouldn’t fluctuate significantly over the seasons, so a sudden jump usually signifies trouble. The appearance of water spots is also a clear sign that you have a leak somewhere.
Beware of Seemingly Unrelated Changes
Besides excessive water use, there may be other changes in your home environment telling you that you need the help of a leak detection expert. If you notice a persistent moldy odor, dampness caused by a leak may be the culprit. Underlying damp spots may also cause discoloration in your walls and floors. Finally, the sudden appearance of foundation cracks can be caused by slab leaks, which can be especially expensive if they are not dealt with early.
If you notice any of these signs, make sure to contact Waldman Plumbing about a leak detection inspection. You can schedule your inspection or other Boxford plumbing service by calling us today at 781-780-3184.