Signs You May Have a Plumbing Leak
A small leak may go unnoticed for weeks, months, or even years depending on the severity and location. Knowing what to watch for can help you find the leak sooner and prevent further damage or loss. Contact the pros at Shane Elmore right away if you notice any of the following:
Elevated Water Bills
Water usage tends to fluctuate throughout the year, often rising during the summer months due to pool usage, landscaping needs, or the frequency of bathing. But if you are unable to explain an extreme or sudden rise in your monthly bills, you likely have a water leak.
Mold and Mildew
You can expect to see evidence of minor mold or mildew around your shower walls, where the constant heat and humidity provide the perfect breeding ground for growth—but mold or mildew found on a non-shower wall is a sign that there may be leakage behind the ceiling or wall.
Standing water and waterlogged materials, including wood or drywall, emit a musty odor, and if you notice this type of smell even after cleaning, you may have a hidden plumbing leak.
Stained or Damaged Structure
Water stains, warping, bubbling, or sagging walls, floors, or ceilings may be caused by excessive humidity, but they can also be a sign that there is a leak nearby.
If you suspect you may have a leak, shut off the main water supply valve to your home or building and take a look at the water meter. If it is still running, you have a leak.
Call Shane Elmore today at (270) 232-2101 if you suspect you have a plumbing leak or contact us online.