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Signs You Have a Hidden Water Leak

Oftentimes a water leak hides in plain sight, but by paying specific attention to detail you can spot the problem. Ignoring a water leak will only lead to more problems in the future.

If you think you have a water leak, or if you notice any of the following signs, you need to get expert assistance right away:

1. Everything Smells Musty

When water sits around, with nowhere to go, it begins to smell musty. If you notice a musty smell in your Little Rock bathroom, clean it.

This should remove the mustiness, but if the smell doesn’t go away, you may have a water leak somewhere in your home.

2. Mold and Mildew Growth

Mildew and molds grow in moist places. A hidden leak can encourage mold and mildew growth on floors, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces.

Mold spores often cause allergic symptoms in many people, and family members may develop allergic reactions if mold continues to grow.

3. Increase In Utility Bill

Pay attention to your Little Rock water bills. If you notice a significant increase in your bill and your home’s water usagehas remained relatively consistent, you may have a hidden leak in your home. Make sure you contact a plumber as soon as possible to help you in detecting and fixing a leak.

4. Water Damage or Stains

A water leak on an upper floor can cause dark streaks on walls and ceilings. The tiles or drywall on your ceiling may deteriorate or sag due to moisture damage.

Exposure to water or moisture can also cause wallpaper and paint to peel. Because water leak can cause a lot of damage before it becomes visible on surfaces of your home, you need to have your plumbing checked carefully if you detect stains or other evidence of water damage.

5. Check Your Water Meter

One of the ways to confirm a water leak, is by checking the water meter. —Turn off the hoses, showers, faucets, all other water sources in your home. Then check the reading on the water meter.

Wait an hour or two, and check the meter again. The meter reading should remain the same, but if it changed, it’s likely you have a leak somewhere in your home.

If you have noticed any signs of hidden water leak in your home, you need to call a plumber right away. A qualified professional will be able to find the leak and fix it.

Don’t be submerged by the water in your Little Rock, AZ home. Call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 today, and get that water leak fixed now!

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