Leaks are certainly no fun to deal with, but there is good news! Even if your home has a small leak, there will likely be signs you can spot that tells you something is off. Read on for signs that you’ll want to be aware of, in the event you have a small leak in your home that could result in water damage.
HIGH WATER BILLS
Every month, your water bill will typically tend to hold steady in a range. Month to month, the bill will vary a little bit. You will want to be diligent in keeping up with your water bill so you can evaluate any big changes that may occur. If you notice your water bill is getting unusually high despite there being no big changes to your water usage, you might be experiencing a leak in your home. If you are worried about a leak, call out a technician to assess any potential water damage risks.
A MUSTY SMELL FROM WATER DAMAGE
If there is a leak in your home, it means there is water pooling somewhere. Water damage can result in mold or mildew buildup. If these toxins are building up, there will be a musty smell as a result. Aside from being an unpleasant aroma, breathing in mold can have major health risks. If there’s a smell that doesn’t seem right, you’ll want to assess where water damage may be occurring.
WATER DAMAGE RELATED TO CRACKS IN YOUR FOUNDATION
It’s completely normal for homes to settle as the years pass by. But, if you’re starting to notice more and more cracks around your foundation, it can also be a sign of water damage. When water is leaking from your pipes, it can weaken the foundation and structural components of your home, which is how the cracks occur. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to water damage, so if you find cracks in your foundation, call a technician to come out and take a look.
CHANGE IN WATER PRESSURE
You probably have a good idea of what the water pressure is like in your home. You would notice if any changes occurred. If you notice an obvious drop in water pressure, it’s likely due to a leak. In your pipes, the water is constantly under pressure. When the pressure is released, like when a faucet is turned on for example, the water pressure in the system is reduced. When there is a constant opening, usually caused by a crack, the pressure within the plumbing system will be lower than normal. Don’t dismiss a change in water pressure that’s happening continually.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THESE SIGNS IN YOUR SAN ANTONIO HOME?
Have you noticed any of these signs in your San Antonio home? If so, it’s time to stop water damage in its tracks and call Cleaning & Restoration Specialists! Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.