aren’t always easy to detect, which makes them all the more dangerous for your home. If your water
bills are suddenly increasing for no apparent reason, a plumbing leak
might be the cause. Leaks can also lead to issues like mold growth and
water damage, so these should raise a flag as well. Here’s a look
at the signs that you have a leak in your plumbing.
Higher Water Bills
There’s always a reason for your water bills to suddenly increase,
and a plumbing leak might be it. If your bills have been higher than normal,
you might be dealing with a plumbing leak that you didn’t know about.
This would mean your house has been wasting water since the leak sprung,
and the excess charge will add up. Even the water lost from a dripping
faucet will accumulate over time, so be sure to call your plumber if you
notice that your water bills have been higher than they should be.
Just like people, mold needs moisture in order to survive. This means that
if you have a mold problem in your house, there is some source of excess
moisture that you should identify. Moisture might be seeping in through
your foundation and into your basement, or you might have a plumbing leak
that you didn’t know about. Mold growth may be a sign of a leak
that has existed for a while, so take care of it as soon as possible to
prevent further damage.
Any water damage that you might come across in your home must have come
from somewhere. You might notice that spots in your flooring feel soft
and look discolored, or your wallpaper might buckle from the moisture.
This could indicate a leak in your plumbing system, so don’t wait
to talk to your professional service.
You’ll want to fix a water leak as soon as you can, so call
Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating at (510) 843-6904 or check out our website to see how we can help. We
are a team of Berkeley plumbers who specialize in water heater repair.