How to Detect a Hidden Plumbing Leak

May 15, 2023


Hidden plumbing leaks are typically small, slow leaks that can be found inside the pipes within your walls, ceilings, floors and even your foundation. Even though these leaks can be small and difficult to find, they can have a big impact on your home and your wallet, affecting as much as ten percent of your water bill. Since these leaks can come at a great cost to you, it is important to understand the signs of a hidden plumbing leak so it can be taken care of by your Las Vegas and Salt Lake City plumbing pros at Yes!

Spike in Monthly Water Bills

Water bills can change between months for many reasons, such as having additional guests staying in your home. However, if you notice an unexpected rise in your monthly water bills that you cannot pinpoint a reason behind, then a hidden plumbing leak might be the cause.

Mold Spots or a Musty Oder

When water sits behind your walls or under your floors for a long period of time, it often causes mold to grow in that area. The two main ways to notice hidden mold growing is through dark mold stains on your walls or if there’s a musty smell in your home. If you see either of these signs, then you most likely have a hidden leak and need to have it inspected.

Standing Water Beneath/Around Appliances

As you move through your house, always be on the lookout for standing water or puddles beneath or near your appliances. The standing water can not only damage the floors and your appliances, but it can also be the start of a much larger problem with your plumbing. If you spot any standing water, it’s best to have the source thoroughly checked.

If you suspect that you may have a leak, call in a professional plumber for their diagnosis. Leaks can cause more damage with time, so take care of them right away. If you live in the Las Vegas area, contact the professional plumbers at  844-216-9300.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2024