If left untreated, a water leak in your home can have an impact on the environment, your health and your wallet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a leaky faucet wastes 259 gallons of water per month. Leaks can also lead to the development of mold or mildew, which thrives in damp, dark areas, and can cause respiratory problems and allergies, among other health issues. Water damage to walls and flooring is unsightly and can be costly to repair.
Though destructive, water leaks are not always easy to detect at the outset. It is important to be conscious of the signs of a minor leak before it becomes a major problem.
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you may have a plumbing leak:
• Your water bill has escalated over a short period of time and/or your water meter readings have changed throughout a 30-minute period while no water is being used in your home.
• Mold is apparent on non-shower walls and in wall corners.
• A musty or earthy smell is present near drains or sewers or coming from floors and walls.
• Dark stains are visible on the ceiling. Walls are warped or sag for no apparent reason.
• Warm spots are present on flooring; floors crack or stain for no apparent reason.
• The continuous sound of running water is present when no faucets are in use.
Think you may have a water leak in your home? At Nebrasky, our highly skilled plumbing technicians are trained to do the job right and will respect your home as if it were their own. You can call us with questions or to make an appointment 24/7 at 1-800-989-0299.