Do You Have a Hidden Leak?

Do You Have a Hidden Leak?

Water leaks can happen at any time and in places where you least expect them. A small leak may seem somewhat harmless, but leaving it unrepaired can result in high water bills and costly water damage in your home’s walls and foundation. The experts at CityWIDE can take on any leak and help secure your home from future damage. Here are a few things to look out for to identify leaks when they occur:

Mildew, Mold or Other Signs of Water Damage

If you have a leak in your home that has caused any visible mildew and mold growth, call CityWIDE immediately to repair the leak before things get worse.

Look for dark spots on your ceiling (especially if they're growing larger), dimpling wall paper, peeling paint or warping floors - any of these could be caused by water damage from a leak.

The Water Bill Goes Up

The plumbing that runs throughout a home is extensive, so sometimes the only way to identify a leak is when your water bill starts to increase. If you believe you may have one, here's a handy way to confirm it: Look at your main water meter, and write down the level you see. Then, turn off your main shut-off valve for several hours and don't use any water during this time. Check the meter again - if it's lower than it was before, you have a leak.

Hissing Noises

Clanking and gurgling house noises are common, by hissing noises should be taken seriously. A hissing sound typically means a valve isn't closing properly in some part of your plumbing. Homeowners often notice the sound in their toilet tank or coming from their water heater. If the sound is coming from your toilet, put a couple of drops of food coloring in your tank, then watch the bowl to see if the color leaks into the water there. If it does, you have a leak.

If you aren't sure whether you have a leak or not - or you know you have one but you aren't sure how to fix it - call or schedule service online  with the experts at CityWIDE Plumbing. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year for all your plumbing needs.