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Signs Your Pipes are Leaking

Signs Your Pipes are Leaking

For any homeowner, a pipe leak is a serious problem. Many people deal with this issue all the time, but they may not be aware of a potential problem until the situation worsens, causing you to require expensive repairs. Before this happens, you should know exactly what to look for in order to determine if you have a pipe leak.

Increase In Water Bills

One of the potential issues that a person may experience is an increase in the water bills. This could mean that there is more water being used because of the amount going through the leak. Your home will then need to compensate for the amount of water being lost in the leak.

Damage in Walls, Floors, or Ceilings

While there are some leaks that may be located away from your home completely, others can occupy the pipes in the walls, floors, and ceilings. When this happens, the water can seep into the wood, causing significant damage to the affected area. This can lead to stains, sagging walls or ceilings, and warping or bubbling of the home’s structure.

Mold or Mildew

If the walls in your home away from the shower are starting to develop mold or mildew, it may be caused by the excess water building up and accumulating in the walls. This is the perfect scenario for mold and mildew, making it easier for the dangerous problem to grow.

At Mr. Rooter® of Ottawa, we have extensive experience helping our customers get through difficult plumbing matters so they can focus on what’s most important them. You shouldn’t have to stop everything because you have a leak in your home. Our team of professional plumbers make it easy for you to get the services you need when you need them.

We encourage you to contact us today if you are experiencing a potential leak.

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