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4 Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

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Plumbing leaks can cause serious damage to homes if left unchecked. consider these four signs you may have a leak needing attention.

1. An Unusually High Water Bill

No matter how unpleasant it is to do, you should review your utility bills every month to check usage levels. An unusually high water bill could be a sign of a leak, especially if you haven’t upped consumption by filling a pool or watering a new lawn every day.

2. Mold Growth on Walls or Under Carpet

Small patches of mold are easy to dismiss at first. You spray them with a disinfectant and wipe them away, maybe attributing them to excess humidity or a recent spill. However, when mold starts growing on the walls or under your carpets, you should take notice.

Homes build directly on concrete are particularly susceptible to mold on floors since it can be difficult to know when a pipe under the slab is leaking. It’s best to find someone specializing in slab leak repair Atlantic Beach FL to find the problem and fix it before your problem gets out of hand. 

3. Poor Water Pressure

If a supply line is compromised, it can affect the amount of water that gets to fixtures. The result often presents itself as low water pressure. When only one fixture is affected, the problem is likely local. However, if the whole house suddenly has a drop in pressure, you could have a more serious problem.

4. An Unusually Lush Patch of Grass

One symptom you might not think about happens outside o your home. This is an unusually lush spot of grass that appears on its own, which is often a sign of a leaking waste pipe. When there is a leaky pipe or problem with the septic system, it can manifest in the area above the trouble spot getting a high dose of nitrogen fertilizer.

Whether it is a high water bill, poor water pressure, or an odd dark green patch of lawn, signs of plumbing leaks should be investigated and addressed to avoid further problems. 

About author
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.