The signs that you have a leaking pipe in your home aren’t always apparent (at least at first). Some leaks are small and slow, and the water they unleash takes some time to soak through your walls, ceiling, floor, etc. That’s why it’s important to be able to identify the telltale signs you have a leaking pipe sooner rather than later.
Leaking pipes are one of the most common causes of water damage, and recognizing the early signs of a leak is the best way to prevent extensive water damage. If you notice any of these signs, contact a plumber and/or water damage specialist immediately.
A Sudden Loss in Water Pressure
If nothing has changed in your plumbing and you suddenly experience a loss of water pressure, there is a strong chance that the cause is a leaking pipe. Your plumbing relies on a consistent amount of pressure to move the required water through the pipes. When a leak occurs, that pressure is significantly reduced, causing the flow of water from your faucet to weaken.
Plumbing can be noisy, especially in older houses, and most homeowners become accustomed to the noises that are made by their pipes. What you should always be wary of are noises that you have never heard before. If you hear a strange sound, especially a hissing or dripping sound, you likely have a leak somewhere in your pipes.
Increased Water Bills
If you notice that your water bill has increased a large amount over the last month, and you haven’t significantly increased your water usage, this could be a clear indication that one of your pipes if leaking.
Late Signs of Leaking Pipes
If you miss the early signs, you will undoubtedly notice stains, spots, and mold and mildew beginning to form. If you have gotten to this point, it’s essential to contact a water remediation specialist right away.
If you suspect that you have water damage in your home, contact SOS Cleaning and Restoration today.