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Four Signs of a Water Leak

Leaky pipes are not the most noticeable plumbing problem you’ll have in your home, but there are signs to help you determine if you may have one. Here are the top four ways you can tell if you have a water leak:

Wet Areas

You may notice that it’s damp near your toilet, sink or bathtub, or that the floor is streaked. If you see any of these signs, it is a good indication that you have a leak.

Staining

If you see or smell mildew or mold, you may have a leaky pipe. Leaking water will pool, causing mold to grow and your home to smell stale.

Cracks in the Foundation

While some amount of cracking is normal due to houses aging and settling, if your foundation suddenly cracks with no warning or reason, you may have a leaky pipe. The resulting water can create weak spots in your foundation, leading them to crack.

High Water Bill

Water leaks can cause a large increase in payments due on your water bill. If you know it’s not a seasonal change and you don’t know why your bill is suddenly so high, there’s a good chance you have a leak.

If you’re having one or several of these problems, your best bet is to call a plumber. Contact Burton’s Plumbing to speak to an expert today.

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