Signs of a Hidden Leak in Your Home

February 25, 2022

Plumbing leaks are the last thing that any homeowner wants to encounter. They can lead to a mess in your home, cause serious damage and waste gallons of water, resulting in costly utility bills. Homeowners can avoid the worst of these consequences by detecting a leak early on and immediately getting in touch with a professional plumbing service to handle it. 

However, this isn’t easy when you have hidden water leaks, which can be tough to spot if you don’t know what to look for. Fortunately, several signs can be found throughout a home that can help indicate the presence of a leak.  

Brown Stains in Your Ceiling

For those with an upstairs bathroom, take a look at your ceiling area directly below it. If you see light brown stains on your ceiling, there’s a good chance that there is a hidden leak in your upstairs bathroom. 

Buckling Walls

No matter what material it’s made of, exposure to water can cause damage to a wall and affect its positioning. A leak can lead to your walls buckling outwardly. If you notice this change with your walls, you likely have a hidden leak. 

Abnormally-High Water Bills

Homeowners will need to keep a close eye on their monthly water bills. If you find that you’re suddenly paying much more on these bills, there’s a strong likelihood that there is a leak somewhere within your home. 

Cracked Bathroom Subfloor

An area of interest when checking for hidden leaks is the subfloor in your bathroom. If your bathroom’s subfloor is cracked, this indicates the likely presence of hidden water leaks. Upon noticing a cracked bathroom subfloor, promptly reach out to a plumbing service as there could be more severe issues at hand. 

Presence of Mold and Mildew

A clear indicator that you may have hidden leaks is mold and mildew growth in areas that don’t have a water source. 

To confirm your suspicions, try cleaning the area of any mold and mildew that have accrued. If there continues to be mold and mildew growth in the area even after your cleaning work, you’re probably dealing with a leak. 

If you end up finding a leak in your home, get it handled straight away to save money and to prevent more significant plumbing issues from emerging. Trust ProFlo to help address any plumbing needs like leaks that you may have. ProFlo offers numerous plumbing services, including leak detection, toilet repair, and many more. Murrieta, Temecula, and Canyon Lake residents have seen just how reliable and excellent our services can be. Our world-class team of plumbers can’t wait to help you with all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs. To experience our plumbing services for yourself, call us today at (951) 694-1300 to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate.

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