When you have a leaking pipe inside your home, you will usually notice it fairly quickly. This is mainly the case if it is a significant leak. If you see water pooling under your cabinet or seeping through walls or from your ceiling, you definitely have a water leak that needs immediate action. Unfortunately, there are some leaks that you will not notice right away. These are the leaks that can cause the most damage. Below, C4 Plumbing will discuss ways to know if you have a leak outside or in your basement.
Check Your Water Bill
If your water bill amount is higher than usual and you have not used any extra water, it is a good indication that there is a water leak somewhere on your property. A sudden spike in your water bill means you have a leak and need to take immediate action.
You Hear Water When None Is Running
If you have a broken pipe outside, there is a good chance you will hear water either dripping or running when you are not using water. If this is the case, you may have a leak in your wall or a slab leak. Slab leaks are leaks under your foundation.
Water Stains in Your Basement
If you do not regularly check your basement, now is an excellent time to start. Many people do not check their basements, and leaky pipes can cause them to flood. If you have a flooded basement, there will have to deal with the water leak and the water damages.
Leaky or damaged pipes should be repaired as soon as possible since they can cause significant water damages to your property. Water damages are also known to cause structural rot and mold growth to occur. C4 Plumbing is here for all your plumbing needs, whether it be a leaky pipe or a flooded basement.