How To Find A Hidden Water Leak In Your Home

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Knowing how to find hidden water leaks in plumbing pipes under the floors of your home is important for preventing damage to your property. If you have a hidden water leak in your home’s foundation, you may not even know it is there until the damage is done. A high water bill may be the first indicator that you have a hidden leak. There are steps that you can take to find a hidden water leak in your home so you can prevent damage and high utility bills. It is important to know how to find a water leak in your home and what to do once you have found a leak.

How to find a hidden water leak in your home

If you suspect you have a hidden water leak, there a few things you can do to find it. First, turn off all the water in every area of your home. No water should be running when you are looking for the leak.

Next, turn off anything that makes excessive noise within your home. The sound of the leak may be very faint. Noise from electronics, as well as noisy appliances like a refrigerator or dishwasher, can cover the sound of a dripping water. Walk through each room of your home slowly and listen for the sound of dripping or running through pipes. If you hear the sound of water, you most likely have a leak.

You can also run your hands over the floor to find hidden leaks. If there is a very warm or hot spot on the floor, that indicates you have a leak in a hot water pipe. If you find a leak, you may not only be paying a higher water bill, but also a higher electric or gas bill.

Look closely at your floors if you have not found any leaks by this point. If your home has a concrete slab foundation, emerging cracks will indicate there is a hidden leak. If the water has been running for any period of time, it may have eroded the dirt underneath the slab, causing the slab to start cracking. Don’t forget to examine your rugs and carpets as well. If you find a wet spot that has no alternate explanation, you may have found the location of a hidden leak.

What to do if you find or suspect a hidden water leak in your home

Whether you actually find physical evidence of a leak, or you highly suspect that you have one underneath your home, you should take action quickly. Hidden leaks can erode your foundation and cause extensive damage to the structure, as well as increase your utility bills.

The best way to solve a problem with hidden water leaks is to contact professional plumbers. Plumbers have the equipment to find hidden leaks quickly and efficiently. If you suspect that your home has a leak somewhere under the foundation, call Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. in Amarillo, Texas. Our expert plumbers can locate and repair water leaks in plumbing pipes within residential and commercial structures. You can call us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email for more information about our services. You can also stop by our location at 404 S. Hayden St. in Amarillo, Texas.