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5 Common Signs of Water Leaks in Your Home

Plumber repairing a pipe leak

Water leaks are more than an inconvenience; they can impact the function of your plumbing system and lead to costly home repairs if left unchecked. Some water leaks are easy to spot, while others take a keen eye and careful observation to root out. In this blog, our plumbing experts at Campbell & Company will cover the most common signs of water leaks, helping you identify them before they cause significant damage to your home.

Increased Water Bills

It may not be obvious to the naked eye, but a pesky leak could be the culprit behind your increased water bills. Gradually wasting water can inflate your utility costs, often without any visible signs of damage or leakage in your home. By keeping an eye out for increased water consumption costs, you can identify potential leaks early on and take steps to properly address them — especially if there are no changes in your water usage.

Visible Water Stains

water-damaged ceiling, close-up of a stain on the ceiling.

Have you noticed water stains on the walls, ceilings, floors, or other surfaces in your home? It’s not just an aesthetic issue, it’s also a sign of a water leak on your property. These stains are caused by moisture seeping through these surfaces over time and can be caused by cracked or leaking pipes hidden behind your walls.

Mold Growth & Mildew

A water leak can create a moist and humid environment that encourages mold and mildew growth. Not only can the presence of mold in your home impact your respiratory health, triggering symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, congestion, and skin irritation, but it can also lead to property damage. By addressing your plumbing leak at the source, you can prevent further moisture buildup and stop the growth of mold and mildew — restoring the quality of your indoor air and reducing costly repairs.

Sounds of Running or Dripping Water

If all your faucets and other water-related appliances are off, you shouldn't hear any drips or running water in your home. The sounds of running water or drips indicate a leak in your plumbing infrastructure. Finding and addressing the leak is important to maintaining the health and integrity of your property.

Changes in Water Pressure

Small stream of water dripping from a sink faucet

A decrease in water pressure is another common sign that could mean there's a leak in your plumbing system. When water running through your pipes escapes before getting to your taps or showers, it can result in the water running with less force and a decrease in water pressure. This could slow down washing dishes, showering, or other daily activities. If you see a drop in water pressure that can’t be explained by other causes, be on the lookout for leaks.

Call Campbell & Company for Leak Detection & Repairs

Suspect a leak? It’s important to be aware of changes in your utility bills and living environment to help identify water leaks in your plumbing system. At Campbell & Company, we’re committed to ensuring your home’s plumbing system remains functional and intact. That’s why we offer a wide range of plumbing solutions in Yakima and the Tri-Cities, including professional leak detection services. Our plumbing professionals work diligently to root out the most concealed leaks, promptly addressing them and ensuring an efficient plumbing infrastructure.

Schedule leak detection services in Yakima or the Tri-Cities area by calling Campbell & Company at 509-545-9848!

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