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Hidden Leaks Can Go Unnoticed For Months, Here's How To Identify Them

Hidden Leaks Can Go Unnoticed For Months, Here's How To Identify Them

So you think all is well with your plumbing since you can't see any dripping water? Don't be lulled into a false sense of security. Lurking behind your walls are pipes that can be leaking without your knowledge, until either water appears or major damage to your home's interior becomes evident. By then it's too late!

Your routine of showering, washing the dishes or running the dishwasher, doing the laundry and maybe watering the lawn uses a certain amount of water that you are billed for. This shouldn't change much month to month. If there is an abnormally high increase month after month in your water bill, call a local plumber to come out and investigate the possibility of a leak.

Leaking pipes in dark areas behind a shower wall is the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow and spread. Should you see mold or mildew on your shower wall, then it's safe to assume you have a leak somewhere behind your shower wall.

Should you not see evidence of mold or mildew, but you can sense a foul odor or smell, or maybe even a damp, musty smell, there is a likelihood of a leak behind your shower walls.

While cleaning your home, be on the lookout for discoloration in the ceiling board, walls, and flooring. If it is a spill or minor stain, it should wipe away will a cleaning agent. But if the discoloration persists, then you may have a more persistent issue such as a leak.

Should you continuously hear a dripping or hissing sound originating from your sink faucet, shower head or toilet after tightening all connections, the chances are high that there's a leak somewhere nearby.

If you should experience any of these five indicators of a plumbing leak, don't hesitate! Call your local plumbing contractor immediately! The longer you wait, the major damage you may incur.

Don't let water destroy your Brenham, TX home. Call Plumb Level at (979) 200-6674​ today, and get that leak repaired now!

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