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How to Tell if You Have a Hidden Plumbing Leak

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A Hidden Plumbing Leak May be Present in Your Home

Believe it or not, one of the most common plumbing issues that many homeowners run into, but may not know is present, is a hidden plumbing leak. Whether it’s been lingering for a few days or weeks, the signs may not be as visible as one would hope — or are they?

If you feel as if you might have one in your home, here are some common signs to keep a close eye on:

Signs You May Have a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Higher Water Bills

One of the first and most common signs of a hidden plumbing leak is that you’ll start to see an increase in the amount owed on your water bills. According to the EPA, a leak of any kind in your humble abode can waste up to 90 gallons of water — or more — per day. And if the problem goes unnoticed for quite some time, those bills will skyrocket even further.

Water Spots on the Ceiling

Another way to spot a hidden water leak is to notice that there are water spots on the ceiling. While this could indicate that you have a roof that needs to be repaired (if there’s only an attic above your ceiling), many times, this indicates that there’s a leaking pipe that’s dripping water and needs to be repaired right away — as this can bring on the formation of mold and mildew.

Mold and Mildew are Present

While on the topic of detecting a water spot on the ceiling of your home, there’s a chance that mold and mildew could be forming wherever the leak may be present. The reason being is that these two “undesirables” thrive in dark, damp, poorly ventilated spaces in your humble abode. Additionally, having mold or mildew present in your home can diminish your indoor air quality and interfere with your well-being.

Professional Plumbing Services in Milford, Connecticut

If you live in Bridgeport, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, finding a plumbing company you can trust can be tough. However, the team at Tri-City Heating and Cooling meets all of the qualifications you’re looking for.

Give us a call at (203) 303-5700 to schedule your appointment today!