Plumbing leaks can be challenging to spot, especially when they hide inside the ceilings or walls. Here are five telltale signs that you have a water leak in your home in Venetia, PA.
High Water Bills
Small leaks can lead to more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. According to the EPA, a family of four should not use up more than 12,000 gallons of water in a month. If the usage is high and the bills are rising, call a technician and let them check the piping.
Water Meter Readings
The water meter is not supposed to show any changes if no one is using water in your home. Check the water meter in the morning before leaving for work and ensure you close all the taps. If there are changes on the water meter in the evening, then you probably have leaky pipes.
Puddles and Pools of Water
Unexplained puddles and pools of water in your home or compound are signs of a significant water leak. These puddles can be found basically anywhere on your property. Homeowners often find them in their basements, gardens, lawns, or even down by the street.
Water Stains on your Ceiling
Dark spots and discolorations on the ceiling are an indication of a water leak. Some stains may also result from the growth of biological contaminants propagated by the leaking water. You need a professional to check the roof and the piping in the ceiling as the stain might result from a leaking roof and not a leaking pipe.
If the paint in the wall blisters or peels, it is a sign that there may be a leak inside the wall. It takes time for blisters to form for leaks inside walls, and as such, the blister or peel requires immediate attention.
Water leaks can affect the structural integrity of your home. Call our Bruno Plumbing & Heating technicians for immediate heating, cooling and plumbing services in Venetia, PA today.
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