Top Signs of a Plumbing System Leak
Plumbing leaks can occur anywhere in a plumbing system and can strike at any time. When they occur it is important to contact a professional plumber right away so that the location of the leak can be identified and it can be fixed before it gets worse. The following our five of the most common signs of a plumbing leak. If you encounter any of these do not hesitate to reach out for expert plumbing diagnostics and repair.
Soft Spots on Ceiling, Floor or Walls
Soft spots that occur on the floor, ceiling or walls are a clear indication of rot. This is often due to a small amount of water leaking from a pipe near the location. This usually means the leak has been present for some time.
Plumbing leaks can create the perfect environment for mold growth as it prefers dark and damp areas. You may notice mold appearing on the ceiling, floor or walls of an area where a minor to medium plumbing leak is present.
Aside from mold your home may also welcome mildew, which will create a musty smell that can often linger throughout the house. This is because anything that becomes damp from the leak, including carpeting, drywall or wood flooring, can host mildew growth.
Sound of Running Water
If you can hear the sound of running water in your home but there are no faucets or water-using appliances running then it is very likely a leak is present. Unfortunately this may indicate a fairly bad leak, especially if the sound of water is more similar to a stream than that of a leaking faucet.
Increased Water Bill
Any unexpected or unexplainable increase in your water bill can be an indication of a leak. Although you're not getting to use the water that is leaking from your plumbing system, you do get to pay for it.
Should you suspect a leak be sure to contact a professional plumber right away. For expert water leak repair in San Antonio reach out to Champion Plumbing. Our team is skilled at locating and repairing all types of plumbing leaks. To learn more, or to request an estimate for plumbing repair in San Antonio give us a call at (210) 405-5373 today.
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