If you own a home in Northwest Indiana or South Cook County Illinois, the last thing you want to deal with is a leaky plumbing system. They are a pain to fix and can be costly if not handled quickly and efficiently. In this article, Reichelt Plumbing looks at the common signs of a leaky plumbing system.
Your Water Bill Suddenly Increases
If you see a significant increase on your bill, it may be due to a leak somewhere in your home. Compare it with the bills your have from the previous year to see if the spike is due to seasonal changes. If that’s not the case, give us a call.
Foundation cracks caused by leaks can quickly damage your home. These cracks generally indicate a serious leak in the supply pipe that will need to be fixed. The water that constantly seeps out of your pipes can weaken foundations and structural components, which can cause cracks in both your foundation and the walls of your home.
Wet or Damp Spots
Take time to inspect the area near any sinks, tubs, and toilets in your home. If you see damp spots or discolored area in your flooring, this may be caused by a leaking pipe.
Mold, Mildew, or Musty Odors
Leaks can often cause wet spots, which can be found on the floor or in the ceiling. These can cause mold, which gives off a musty odor. If you find you have a musty smell around the home, you may have a leaking pipe.
Standing Water in Your Yard
Even a relatively small amount of water can turn hard-packed earth into mud. A little more water can create pools of stagnant water on your property.
Call the Experts
If you think you’re dealing with a leaky plumbing system, give Reichelt Plumbing a call at (219) 322-4906. We’ll be more than happy to answer whatever questions you have.