4 Signs of a Water Leak

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4 Signs of a Water Leak

Homes are full of pipes that bring water in, make it usable and then take it away again. This vast network of piping can make it difficult to even detect a water leak. But there are some signs you should pay attention to that could indicate water wasting. Some of the signs of a water leak may lead you directly to the source of the leak, while other times you'll still be on the hunt for that drip, drip, drip. If you suspect a water leak be sure to give your local plumber a call to have the water line issue resolved before the problem gets worse!

Increased Water Bill

One of the easiest ways to tell that you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system is if you see an increase in your water bill, without an increase in water useage. If the bill is going up, the water is going somewhere!

Sound of Flowing Water

No faucets are flowing, the tub is drained, but there is still a sound of moving water? Maybe you hear it in the walls or under the floor, either way, it the noise shouldn't be there if it isn't going somewhere. Call a plumber to identify what is causing the noise before your home suffers significant water damage.

Low Water Pressure

Another great way to determine if your home is suffering from a water leak is if your faucets or shower heads have low water pressure, either sporadically or constantly. You can sometimes determine the approximate location of the leak by checking to see if all faucets have low pressure or only one, or only ones in a certain room. If it is only one faucet or one bathroom, it will help the plumber know where to check.

Wet Spots of Floors or Walls

If you notice damp spots on the floor, wall or ceiling, depending on how your pipes run, there is a good chance theres a leak in that spot. Call a plumber to have them repair it before it spreads, causing even more damage.

If you suspect a water leak in your home never wait to call a plumber. Water leaks can cause structural or other damage to a home if they are not quickly taken care of, which will be much more expensive to repair. If you have a water leak in Skagit County or the surrounding counties give Skagit Plumbing a call. We will be able to detect where the leak is and find out what caused it, and resolve all your issues. Give Skagit plumbing a call today at (360) 854-8535 to schedule an appointment!

Skagit Plumbing Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ