Some people have mold buildup or rising water bills, and they can’t pinpoint the problem. For them, it may be a water leak somewhere in the system that’s not obvious. If you suspect you have a water leak, but don’t know where it is, call Plumb Perfect Plumbing’s experts for our water leak detection service and let us get to the bottom of it.
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Signs of a Hidden Water Leak
Sometimes it’s tough to pinpoint a plumbing problem, especially if it’s inside your walls or under your home. Here are the most common signs that you have a water leak you may not be aware of.
- Mold & mildew: If you see mold and mildew return, no matter how much you clean.
- Wallpaper and paint are blistered and damaged.
- Walls exhibit water stains.
- Floors buckle or have ‘spongy’ areas.
- A steady rise in water bills for no discernible reason.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call the professionals at Plumb Perfect and ask for help.
How to Find Water Leaks
Outside of the visible signs, sometimes the only way to know that you have a water leak is by your water bill going up. If you’re using the same amount of water, but your bill increases, it could be an undetected water leak. Here’s how to find them.
- Make sure there’s no water being used in the home.
- Locate your water meter and see if the indicator registers usage.
- If you don’t have an indicator, take a reading and then another one in about 2 hours to see if it’s changed.
Once you find that you have a water leak, the next step is to discover whether it’s inside or outside the house. You can do this by shutting off the main water valve to the house and then rechecking the water meter. If it registers usage, the leak is inside the house. If you’re still unable to locate the leak, call a plumber for help.
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Does Insurance Cover Water Leaks?
When you have damage because of a water leak, it’s natural to turn to your homeowners’ insurance for help. In most situations, your policy will cover unexpected water damage caused by a broken pipe, but it may not cover damage from slow, constant leaks over time. Also, damage from mold and mildew may not be covered either, so it’s best to consult your insurance company to find out for sure.