5 Warning Signs of Water Leaks

Human beings tend to rely on sight far too much. If you want to discover leaks in your home or on your property, you may need to use something more than vision to find it. If you are in an area and you smell rotting wood, mildew, or mold, you should investigate further. It is quite possible that a leak has created the environment necessary for mold and mildew to thrive and wood to decay.

Pipes offer a nice acoustic delivery system for sounds. It’s one reason why Tony Orlando asked his crush to knock twice on the pipe if the answer was “no.” Sound carries nicely through metal, which you can use to your advantage. If you hear running water or air escaping after the faucet is turned off, you may have a problem.

While water stains are visible and a good sign of something wrong, they may also be accompanied by squishy areas or places where water has pooled. If there is a muddy place or your floors are feeling like they give more than they should, you could have a leak.

Of course, seeing is also a good way to recognize leaks. An increase in roaches, earwigs, silverfish, or other bugs that need moisture to survive indicates that they have found a place to thrive. That may come from water problems in your pipes. Another indicator is if you see rust flakes or dirt coming out of your faucet. Rusty pipes may not be leaking yet, but the rust does indicate that your pipes are weakening and may need to be replaced before they start leaking.

At Thornton Plumbing, we specialize in delivering great service with a pleasant technician who arrives at your place on time. Our experience makes the difference in providing superior service for your plumbing. If you have a weekend emergency, we are available to help. Our specialties include water heaters, slab leaks, and other plumbing related issues. If you need a bathroom remodeled, we can make that happen. Call us today to schedule your appointment. As a locally owned and operated company in Indiana, we want to make sure that you aren’t wasting water or money in a way that doesn’t benefit you.