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Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

One of the most annoying, and potentially dangerous, issues any homeowner can deal with is a plumbing leak. If left unchecked, a small leak can soon turn into a big one, and that can result in a big mess and higher repair costs. In order to protect your home, here are some signs to recognize when you have a plumbing leak.

Higher Water Bills

One of the first signs homeowners notice when they have a leak is a sudden increase in their water bill. While this sometimes can be due to seasonal changes, such as having family visit for the holidays or needing to water your lawn more in the warmer months, it can also be due to an unspotted leak. Find your utility bill from the same month last year and compare the two. If the first one is significantly higher, you likely have a leak.

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Water Damage

Are you suddenly noticing discolored spots on your walls, floor, or ceiling? Water damage is a common result of a plumbing leak behind a wall. You'll need to get the leak fixed as soon as possible so you don't risk structural damage in your home.

Mold and Mildew

The more excess moisture is present in your home, the more likely you are to have mold or mildew growth. Not only can mold growth cause issues to your home’s structure, but it’s dangerous to breathe in and expensive to remove. If you notice any funky smells or black spots growing in areas of your home, have a plumber check for leaks and have a professional get rid of the mold — it’s not a DIY job.

At HARP Home Services, we know you can’t predict when an emergency plumbing issue will arise. For that reason, we make ourselves available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—even weekends and holidays—for urgent plumbing repairs and services.