There’s never a good time to have to deal with a plumbing leak in your Seattle home. At Raymark Plumbing & Sewer has years of experienced handling just about every kind of leaks you can imagine. In this article, we looks at checking for leaks in your home.
Is There an Increase In Your Water Bill?
One indicator of a possible leak is a spike in your water bills. If you see a significant increase on your Seattle bill, it may be due to a leak somewhere in your home. To make sure the spike isn’t due to a seasonal change, compare your water bills from the same month from the previous year to see if it’s significantly different.
Signs of Mold & Mildew
Leaks often cause damp spots, which can be found on the floor or above in the ceiling. These damp spots often cause mold, which gives off a musty odor. If you find that you have a musty smell around the home, regardless of how often you clean your home, you may have a leaking pipe.
Signs of Foundation Cracks
It’s common to find cracks in your Seattle home, after so many years, your house begins to settle. However, if you begin to notice foundation cracks suddenly occurring in your home it may be due to a plumbing leak. The water that constantly seeps out of your pipes can weaken foundations and structural components, which can cause cracks in the foundations or walls of your home.
Check for Wet Spots
Visually inspect the area near sinks, tubs, and toilets. If you see wet spots or discolored area in the flooring, this may be caused by a leaking pipe.