There are a lot of repercussions that can come from having a water leak. It may sound like a tiny issue but should never be neglected. Water leaks can lead to water damage- which is way more of an investment when it comes to time and money. Here are some things to look out for that may let you know there is a leak somewhere and professional help should be sought out.
High Water Bill
The last thing any of us want is to spend more money on our monthly bills- especially around the holidays! Water leaking leads to us using more water and can cause a major spike in the bill. If you are seeing more water being used than usual and there’s no rhyme or reason to it, there is the possibility that you may have a leak.
Dampness alone can cause a funky smell, but all the other things that come with it can make your space smell putrid! If you are smelling something not-so-pleasant and can’t identify the source, a leak is one of the possible causes. Bacteria and germs thrive in damp environments and can lead to mold and mildew. All of these have similar odors that you may be able to identify easily if you have smelled them before. Not only does this affect your space, but it can cause serious damage to your physical and mental health! If you are smelling something funky make sure to reach out to a professional who can help you identify the problem and the source.
Low Water Pressure
When water is leaking from the pipes that lead to your sink, shower, toilet, and appliances it has a great effect on your water pressure. If you haven’t made any changes to your plumbing and notice a difference in your pressure, that could mean there is a leak somewhere that needs to be diagnosed and repaired.
Water can be tricky and cause a lot of trouble when its hiding in areas it shouldn’t be. There are a few ways your home can try to tell you there is a problem such as:
- Peeling or blistering pain
- Sagging or stained ceiling
- Warps in the floor
- Mold and mildew damage
- Damage to your roof
It is important to note that if you are experiencing any of these signs of water damage that there is a much bigger issue behind it. In addition to causing you cosmetic damage, this can affect the health of your property and should be addressed as soon as it is noticed.
When you notice any of the signs we discussed of a water leak, it is important to take action right away. Anything that can lead to water damage is a serious concern. If you suspect you may have water damage or have found some in your home or business you don’t need to take it on alone. Contact OTM Restoration to get you through it as quickly as possible.
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