When a pipe bursts or your water heater fails, you will know immediately that you have some type of water problem. Usually, these problems are easily cleaned up. However, a less apparent complication that can happen is a slow water leak that you may not be aware of. These slow water leaks can cause you problems in a few different ways and cause unseen water damage Denver residents could have prevented. If water is continuing to flow after you shut off an appliance or faucet, it can add costs to your water bill. Slow leaks dripping within the inside of your walls or onto floors can lead to damage and mold growth.
Some water leaks are easy to find. If your toilet runs for hours after you flush it for example, you’ve obviously got a leak. If you’ve got a dripping faucet, that will be obvious to you as well. Other leaks are harder to find, and you may have to do some detective work to sniff them out.
One of the easiest ways to know if you have a leak, is to pay close attention to your water bill every month. If the bill suddenly spikes one month with no explanation, it could be a sign that you have a slow leak somewhere in your home. If you suspect this type of leak, shut off the water to your house for a few hours and watch your water meter to see if it still moves up. If it does, check appliances such as your dishwasher, washing machine, and water heater for any signs of water, worn hoses, or other parts that could be contributing to a leak.
Check all rooms of your house for any signs of water damage, such as discolored spots or warped flooring. These leaks aren’t always easy to find yourself – if you suspect a leak but cannot pinpoint the area, call for expert assistance.
NuBilt responds to all types of disaster restoration and remediation and can help get your home in optimal condition. Let us help you find slow leaks before they become something bigger or cause any major damage to your home.