How to Find a Water Leak

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Water leaks are more common than you might think. In fact, a lot of homes have leaks that you will never find unless you go looking for them. Here are some ways to make sure that you find your leaks early so you can get them fixed before you spend a lot of extra money on water bills or your home sustains water damage.

Check Your Water Bill

Is your water bill going up even though you’re using the same amount of water you always have? Then you might have a slow leak. Even tiny leaks can use a significant amount of water over the course of a year and that will show up on your bill.

Keep an Eye on Your Water Meter

Turn off the main water valve in your house or choose a time when you won’t use any water. Look at your water meter and note the numbers you see. Wait an hour – without using any water – and check the meter again. If the numbers have changed, then there’s a leak somewhere in your home.

Watch and Listen for Clues

There are a few common signs that you have a water leak. These include:

  • Dripping or running water sounds when all is turned off
  • Wet or overgrown patches in your yard
  • Musty smells or persistent mold/mildew growth

If you think you might have a water leak but you’re not sure where it is, contact us at Larry & Sons today. We can send out an experienced plumber to find your leak and fix it fast so you won’t waste any more water.