Ways to Detect a Water Leak in Your Home
A hidden water leak in your Mobile home can do a lot of damage. It can ruin floors, walls and ceilings and also allow mold to grow unchecked, which can create a mess and cause health problems.
If you suspect a water leak in your home but don’t see concrete evidence of it, there are some ways you can attempt to detect it.
Check for Water in Hidden Places
If you have a hidden leak, it is probably leaving signs somewhere, just not in places you can see. That means you have to look in places you don’t normally look.
If you have a crawlspace under your Mobile home, that’s a good place to start. You might also check your attic, especially if you have plumbing there. Check under any sinks in your home as well.
Listen for Leaks
Sometimes a leak may be big enough that you can actually hear it if you concentrate on it.
Make your home as quiet as possible by shutting off your HVAC system, fans and other devices and then go to areas of your home where you know there are plumbing pipes, put your ear up to the wall and listen closely.
If you hear any kind of drip or water movement, it’s a good sign that you have a leak in your home. Another good way to detect leaks by listening is to shut your water off completely and then listen around the pipes to see if you hear water.
Check Your Water Bill
If you can’t find any signs of water anywhere but feel confident you have a leak, a last resort is to check your water bill. If your bill is significantly higher from one month to the next without any kind of explanation — you ran your sprinklers a lot, for example — then it could be a strong sign that you have a leak somewhere in your home.
Getting Expert Help
If you do detect a hidden leak, it’s important you call a plumber right away to have him or her assess the situation and make any needed repairs. The longer a leak exists, the more potential there is for it to do damage in your home.
Are you submerged under water in your Mobile, AL home? Call Drain Busters & Rooter at (251) 665-9898 today, and get your water leak repaired.