Unfortunately, when you have a leaking pipe, it doesn’t mean that there will be inches of water on the floor of your house. There are times that a leaking pipe can go unnoticed for a long period of time. If there is a pipe in your home that is leaking, there will likely be some signs that indicate the issue. The Original $49.95 Plumber is here to share some warning signs that can help you catch a leaking pipe before you are left with a much bigger problem down the road.
Increased of Insect & Rodent Pest Infestation in Your Home
Many people don’t realize that when you have a water issue, or standing water in your home, it can be attracting pests. There are a number of pests that are naturally drawn to standing water. Some of those pests include mosquitoes, cockroaches, silverfish, earwigs and crickets. Other, larger pests are also attracted to standing water in your home like mice and rats. If it seems like you have more pests than you normally do, it could point to leaking pipe somewhere that is supplying them with the moisture needed to thrive.
House Smells Musty or has a Mold Smell
Water can be a huge problem if it is left unnoticed for a long period of time. One of the biggest problems with leaking pipes can be mold and mildew growth. The first thing that will point to a problem is often the smell that is associated with it. You can usually smell dank, musty odors when you have enough water that it is causing mold and mildew growth in your home.
Visible Mold & Mildew from Water Leak
If the leaking pipe has been around long enough, you will not only smell the mold and mildew, but you will actually start to be able to see it. Mold can cause health problems if it goes untreated and it also requires professional assistance to get rid of it. You should never attempt to clean it up on your own and should even avoid touching it. Sometimes, when mold is disturbed, it can cause mold spores to spread and cause even more problems.
Water Damage to Walls, Ceiling & Flooring
The plumbing system in your home is intricate. Much of the pipe that makes up your system is hidden within the walls and floors in your house. When a leaking pipe is behind a wall, it can cause extensive damage without you even realizing it. If you notice any bending, bowing or cracking in your drywall, it is likely caused by water damage. You also don’t want to see any stained, wet or soggy areas in your carpet as this can mean a leaking pipe somewhere too.
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