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5 Signs of a Plumbing Leak


We are committed to helping homeowners with all of their plumbing problems, big and small. Today, we want to help you spot a leak, no matter how big or small, so that you can get it under control ASAP. Check out some of the signs that there could be a leak in your home.

#1: Unexplained Moisture

If there are instances of moisture in carpets or flooring, it’s time to investigate. It could be coming from underneath the sink, or there may be water leaking in pipes behind the walls or in the ceiling, making its way out to the space in your home. This is a sign the problem is severe, and you should shut off the water and call in experts ASAP so you can mitigate the damage.

#2: The Smell of Mildew

You may not be able to see moisture in the home, but most of us are familiar with a musty odor. This means there is water somewhere in the home soaking carpets or the walls. Humidity could be a factor, or there may be a leak. If you have no other explanation for the smell, it’s time to call in a plumber with leak detection equipment.

#3: Low Water Pressure

Water pressure can plunge when water drips from pipes instead of moving straight out to the faucets in the home. If water pressure is only low in one faucet, you might check the aerator (a small screen inside the end of the faucet) for clogs first. Otherwise, it’s important to call in a plumber to check it out.

#4: High Water Bills

Water bills can fluctuate with time, but any major increase should be looked into. You can always test for leaks by marking the water meter’s current value, shutting off the water throughout the home, and waiting a half-hour to an hour to see if it changes. If so, you may be paying more than you need to due to leaky pipes.

#5: Foundation Cracks

In some severe cases of leaking, or when leaks have gone unnoticed or ignored for too long, the foundation of a home can start to crack. If you notice cracking in the baseboard or the walls, call in a plumber for leak detection. It can only help!

Contact Continental Plumbing Services, LLC for leak detection and plumbing repair in New Port Richey, FL.