January 01

Signs of Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Have you noticed the color of your walls are off, or wallpaper and paint is peeling? Worse, are your walls and ceilings caving? You might have a plumbing leak. Catching a leak early on can be the difference between a quick repair and a dealing with a whole lot of water damage. The professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa have sophisticated equipment to non-invasively detect hidden leaks early on, but you don’t need advanced technology to catch indications of a leak. In this article, we will go over some of the tell-tale signs. If you prefer to have a qualified plumber come by, then feel free to give us a call. We offer a wide range of services from leak detections and repairs to septic system repair and sewer line installations.

More Expensive Water Bills

If there is a hidden water leak, then your water bills might give you a hint. Check your water usage for any unusual and inexplicable increases. Compare this month’s water bill with previous months’ and even the previous year’s.

Discolored Walls and Ceilings

You can tell when it has rained, right? The color of the roads and sidewalks change a bit when wet. Similarly, your walls and ceilings will become discolored if they become wet. If there is no obvious water source causing the water stains, then you may have a hidden leak.

Peeling Paint or Wallpaper

It might be easy to mistake water stains for a shadow, but what about peeling or blistering paint and wallpaper? Hidden water leaks can cause this to happen, but so can some other things. Still, this is certainly a sign to take note of.

Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold spores are all around us, believe it or not. But those spores are not necessarily a threat. That is, until they make your home theirs too. Mold only needs water, food, and oxygen. There is plenty of oxygen, and mold makes do with drywall, wood, and other materials. All that’s left is water, and a hidden water leak can provide that. If you have mold and mildew growth, then explore for water sources. Your house might just be really humid, which can be enough to sustain mold and mildew growth.

Worried About a Hidden Leak?

A hidden leak is nothing to take lightly. At a drip per second, that leak can unleash over 3,000 gallons of water over a year. You can imagine how much damage that amount of water can do to your walls, floors, support structures, and foundation. If you are worried about a hidden leak, then act immediately! Get to the source of that leak and cut it. If you prefer to leave the work to the professionals, then feel free to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa. We offer leak detection as well as leak repair services.

Emergency Leak Detection & Repair

Residents in Tampa who need an emergency water leak detection and repair can call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Tampa for quick, reliable, and affordable help. Our live representatives are ready to take your call today.

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