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Signs of a Hidden Leaky Pipe

By November 29, 2017 No Comments

Signs of a Hidden Leaky Pipe

 

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the average family wastes around 180 gallons of water per week, or 9,400 gallons of water every year. To put it into perspective, that’s 300 loads of laundry! Some of that waste may be signs of a leaky pipe. Here are some red flags to look out for:

 

Musty Odors

When leaked water from a pipe turns into a still, unnoticed puddle of water, a musty smell can slowly arise. Usually, this is more common to experience in laundry rooms and bathrooms with poor circulation of air. However, none the less, this can occur in other parts of your home.

 

Mold and Mildew growing on Non-Shower Walls

Pipes leaking behind walls are an oasis for mold and mildew as it gives them a dark and moist place to grow. If you can see mold or mildew growing on your walls, you need to call a plumber and get the leak fixed quickly.

 

High Water Bills

There is a difference between having a higher than average water bill and a skyrocketed, “this can’t be right,” water bill. Outrageously high water bills are a telltale sign that you might have leaked.

 

Stained Ceilings

Darker areas, or stains, on your ceilings, can come from either condensation or more common than not, a hidden leaking pipe in your ceiling.

 

If any of the signs are occurring in your home, Lowery Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to provide you with services on the South Plains that are both professional and seamless. Call (806)741-0519 to speak with a plumbing expert today.

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