How To Find a Water Leak Home Improvement

 How To Find a Water Leak Home Improvement

If you’ve noticed that your water bill has gone up and you haven’t changed your water habits, then it’s probably safe to say that you have a leak. Because leaks can often go unnoticed for a long time, it’s helpful to know what to look for. Here is how you can identify a leak in your home.

Soft Countertops

Sometimes you might not realize that your faucet is leaking because the water is going into the wood of your countertops. When this happens, you’ll notice that the counters start to feel soft or spongy. If you get under the sink and look at the underside of the countertop, you’ll often see that the wood is darker than in other areas. If the problem has been happening for a while, then you might even be able to see obvious signs of rot.

Discolored Walls or Ceilings

Over time pipes can wear out and spring a leak. However, because they’re in the wall, the leaks can take months to identify. If you notice that the paint in an area is getting darker, see how the drywall feels. Like the countertops, if the drywall feels soft or spongy, you’ve got a problem.

Because water goes wherever it can, if you have a problem with water running in wall Jacksonville FL, you could find that you have issues in multiple rooms of the house. When you have this problem, the best thing to do is immediately turn the water off to the house and call an emergency plumber.

Standing Water

Whether it’s under your house or an appliance, you never want to see standing water. Standing water means that something is leaking. If you see water under an appliance, check all the seals and ensure they are still intact. If they are, you need to determine where the leak is coming from before using the appliance again.

If the water is under the house, you will want to verify that it isn’t from any potential rainfall or lawn watering and then call a plumber for help.

Clare Louise

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