When leaks occur in your Bradenton, Florida, home, it can lead to a host of problems, including skyrocketing water bills and water damage. Unfortunately, it could be difficult, if not impossible, to detect leaks on your own which means if you suspect you have a problem, you should call in the experts right away. Below we will discuss possible leak detection signs to watch out for as well as what can occur if you fail to address a leak immediately.
Signs of a Possible Water Leak
The best way to detect a water leak is to be vigilant for the signs. If you notice any of the signs listed below, then you should immediately contact a plumber for assistance.
- Your water bills are higher than normal: Leaks may start off small, so you may only see a slight increase at first, but as they get larger, your water use will become exponentially higher.
- There are water spots on walls or ceilings: If you notice any discoloration or bubbling on your walls or ceiling, it is a sign that water has been leaking through.
- Damps spots on your floor or carpets: Leaks can happen anywhere, and when they happen under your floors the water will seep up, making the floor wet.
- Musty smells: A musty smell in your home indicates an abnormal water presence. Water in your home can lower your indoor air quality and should be addressed immediately.
What Happens When a Water Leak Goes Unaddressed?
The longer a leak goes untreated, the more likely it is to cause major damage in your home, and the more expensive it will be to fix. An unrepaired or major leak can lead to:
- Dangerous biological growth in your home
- A weakening of the foundation of your home or the structure of your walls
- Respiratory and other health-related issues
If you suspect that you may have a leak in your home, contact the professionals at (941) 306-3715. We will send a Plumbing Technician to your home or business to perform a leak protocol. This is the first important step to determine the source of the leak. Is it between the water meter and the building? Is it leaking slowly from a fixture? Is it leaking from irrigation or some remote water line to an outbuilding or dock? In some cases, a water filter can malfunction, and water can be running to the drain.
The leak protocol will determine if the leak is in the ground or under the concrete slab. We will then send our leak locate team to pinpoint the source of the leak. Call us today if you suspect any type of water leak in your home.
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