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Signs That You Have a Water Leak in Your Home

In a perfect world, you would never encounter a water leak in your home. Of course, this world is far from perfect. Not only will you likely encounter a water leak in your home at some point, but that water leak may be in an area that makes it exceedingly difficult to locate. It is for precisely this reason that we offer professional water leak detection services in Bloomington, IL. Before you can schedule water leak detection services, though, you’ll first have to learn to recognize that there is a potential leak on your property. While you may not be able to see pooling water, there are plenty of warning signs of water leaks to be aware. Following are some of the most common.

The Sound of Running Water (When None Is In Use)

Don’t downplay the fact that you can hear water running in your home when you are not actively using any. It is not necessarily a figment of the imagination. In fact, this is one of the most obvious signs that you have a water leak somewhere on your property. The piping in your residential plumbing system is quite extensive, and there are a lot of places that a leak could hide.

Increased Water Bills

If you’ve lived in your home for some time, you probably have a decent idea of roughly how much your water bills are. If you notice an inexplicable spike in the amount that you are paying for water in your home, it could be due to the fact that you are wasting water without realizing it. Even relatively “minor” water leaks can lead to serious waste, and that can really add up over time. That is why no water leak is too “minor” to justify immediate plumbing services.

Signs of Mold, Water Damage, or Mildew

While your water leak itself may be hidden, the signs that it presents won’t necessarily be. If you can see mold growing on walls, if there is visible water damage on ceilings, or if you simply notice a mildewy odor in any area of your home, you are probably dealing with excessive moisture, which could very well be coming from a water leak. The next step is to dial our number to have its location pinpointed.

Call Pipeworks Inc. for exceptional water leak detection services.

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