4 Signs That You Have a Leak in Your Home

Figuring out that you have a leak in your home’s plumbing can be stressful. But what’s far worse is letting that leak go unrepaired for months because you didn’t know you had it in the first place. Though leaks can be repaired, they’re often easier to fix when they’re new. Your trusted water heater repair technicians at Denver Water Heaters want to help you keep your plumbing in good shape year-round. Here are a few tell-tale signs to watch for so you can book an appointment before the leaks get worse.

1. Low Water Pressure at Your Faucet
When your pipes are leaking, they can’t maintain the pressure they’re supposed to. This often results in low water pressure at your faucets. Turn on the taps and pay attention to the flow rate. If it’s normal, your pipes are probably in good shape. But if it’s low, even slightly, it’s worth scheduling an inspection with your leak protection team. They’ll be able to determine if the low water pressure is the result of a leak or if it’s due to another issue in your home’s water lines.

2. Overly High Water Bills
When you have a leak, your water bill will change. Why? Because that water dripping into the walls of your home is still coming from your municipal water supply. You’ll have to pay for the water you use, even if it doesn’t all flow out of your taps. Take a look at your water bill for the last few months. If it’s stayed relatively consistent, your pipes are probably in good shape. But if you’re seeing a huge increase in price and total water used each month, you likely have a leak.

3. Mold and Mildew in Your Home
Mold and mildew require a good amount of excess humidity to thrive. That’s why it’s so rare in most Denver-area homes. But if you have mold and mildew growing outside of your bathroom, there’s a good chance that you have a leak in your plumbing. Take a look around your home and see if you have mold or mildew growing in what should be a dry part of your home. If you do, call your leak protection expert immediately.

4. Foundation Cracks
It’s normal for your foundation to settle over time. And when it does, it’s likely that you’ll see some cracks in the drywall around your home. But those cracks typically show up gradually and spread over time. If you have cracks suddenly appearing or see existing cracks dramatically spreading in a few days, it’s likely that you have a leak in your plumbing. When the soil beneath your home becomes compromised by excess moisture, it can cause the foundation to shift more rapidly. And that same moisture can cause the drywall in your home to warp or shift even if the foundation is in otherwise good condition.

Let the Leak Protection Experts Help
If you’re worried about leaks in and around your home, know that there are things you can do to mitigate your risk. Start by watching for these tell-tale signs of a leak and schedule a consultation with your leak protection experts at Denver Water Heaters. 
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