In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common signs that you might be dealing with a leak somewhere in your home’s plumbing system. No one wants to deal with leaks anywhere in this system, but early identification will allow you to remedy the problem before it becomes too significant.
At City Creek Plumbing, we offer numerous forms of plumbing repair and related services for clients around Layton and Kaysville, including help with any leak situation you may be dealing with. While part one of our series went over signs like an increasing water bill, low water pressure and a constantly running water meter, today’s part two will look into some other key indicators that a leak might be present.
Formation of Mold and Mildew
In other cases, a plumbing leak can lead to the development of mold and mildew, as moisture collects in an enclosed space or behind walls. If you happen to find any discoloration on your wall or ceiling, it could be a sign that water is leaking somewhere nearby.
Mold spores propagate quickly, so if you do notice this type of growth present in your home, then it’s important to take action as soon as possible.
Unexplained Puddles or Stains
Another clear indication of a plumbing leak is if you start seeing unexplained puddles or stains in your home. If the water isn’t coming from any known source, such as an appliance, sink or tub, then it could be a sign that there’s a hidden leak somewhere.
In these cases, the exact location of the leak can sometimes be difficult to determine. It might take some investigation for us to find the source of this water and repair any underlying issues in your plumbing system.
Cracks in Foundation
One of the more worrisome signs of a plumbing leak is if you can see any cracks developing in your foundation or walls. As water continues to escape from this system, it might cause the base material of your home to become compromised and shift over time.
These types of leaks can be particularly dangerous, as they may weaken the structural integrity of your house. It’s important to call in a professional plumber at the first sign of this type of damage, as they can help identify and fix any underlying issues.
If you’re seeing any one of these signs in your home, then it might be an indication of a plumbing leak. At City Creek Plumbing, we have experienced technicians available who have the training and equipment to diagnose any issue you might be facing in your plumbing system. Contact us today for more information, or for help with any plumbing issue in your home.