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  1. How can you tell if there's a water leak?

  2. How can you tell where a water leak is coming from?

  3. What to Do If You Have a Water Leak

  4. If You Have a Water Leak, Call Us!


We don't have to tell you that a water leak is a stressful situation that requires immediate attention. If you've got a leak going on right now, turn off your main water supply to ensure it doesn't do more damage to your home. A leak that continues to flow will cause structural damage to your home and promote mold growth, both of which can be dangerous. If you suspect you've got a leak, but you're not sure, read on to see the signs and where to check.

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How can you tell if there’s a water leak?


There are a few different things to check if you think you have a water leak. Water leaks can be very hidden because you've got pipes throughout your house and outside in your yard. The best way to find this leak is to hire a professional to check out all your plumbing, but you can check these places first to see if you can decipher whether or not you've got a leak.

Check your water meter

Your water meter can be useful when checking for a leak. Make sure you turn off all your faucets and any appliances that use water, like your dishwasher or washing machine. Make sure none of the water is running and then check the water meter. If the meter is still running, you may have a fast moving leak that requires immediate attention. If the meter hasn't moved, wait a few hours without turning on the water and then check it again. If the meter has moved, you may have a slow moving leak, which still requires attention. A slow moving leak can cause structural damage to your home or can cause mold growth. Either way, a leak is a bad situation for you and your home, and your water bill.

Water usage

Check your water bill and see how much water you're using each month. The average person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day, so if your home is using more than that, there's a strong likelihood you've got a water leak somewhere. You could be saving money on your water bill if you catch this leak and fix it.

Water bills

If your water bill has suddenly gotten a lot higher, that means you've got a substantial leak somewhere, however, a small leak may not show a large difference in your bill from month to month. That's why it's best to call a professional to check out your plumbing to see if you've got a leak somewhere if you could be saving money on your water.

Check your toilets

Toilets are a common place for small water leaks that go unnoticed. Add food coloring to the tank of the toilet (the top part that is clean water), wait ten minutes. After the ten minutes, if any of the food coloring is in the bowl, that means you've got a leak in the tank that's allowing water to constantly drain and that's costing on your water bill.

Mildew smell

If you smell mildew or a foul smell in your home, this is probably due to mildew or mold. This means you've got a water leak somewhere, and this can be dangerous if you're smelling this because that means there's a substantial amount of mold in your home. Mold is dangerous to breathe in and is toxic. It's important to take care of mold immediately to keep your family and home safe. Call a professional immediately to help you find the source of the mold and fix it so it doesn't continue to grow.

Wall cracks

If you see cracks in your walls, this is a sign your foundation has shifted. This can be damage from a water leak, even a small water leak. This is because water leaking into foundation over a long period of time can slowly grind down on it and damage it, making your house shift. You won't feel this shift, but your house and walls will, causing long term damage.



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How can you tell where the leak is coming from?

This is the tricky part. If you can't see the leak in plain view, this means it's hidden somewhere in your walls or underground. The best way to find these leaks is to call a licensed and professional plumber. These professionals have the tools to check your pipes and plumbing and determine where the leak is without ripping up your yard and walls. If you suspect you have a leak, or you know you do, call a professional to help you take care of it.

What to do if you have a water leak

If you've got an obvious water leak, make sure to turn off the main water supply to your home to prevent further damage. A water leak will cause structural damage to your home and promote mold growth. Both of these situations are dangerous for your home and your family. Mold is toxic to breathe in and any structural damage can cause parts of your home to collapse. Make sure to get a professional out to your home as soon as possible to fix any water leaks to ensure the safety of you and your family.

If you have a water leak, call us!

If you've got a water leak, don't delay! Call us at 1-800-Plumber +Air of Princeton. A water leak is a stressful situation, but we can take care of it for you in no time. We are available 24/7 any day, any time to help you keep your home safe. Don't overpay on your water bill, and don't let water leaks wreak havoc on your home. It's best to take care of it as soon as possible to ensure your home is safe. We are happy to help and always here to serve you.

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1-800-Plumber +Air of Princeton
3490 US-1, Ste 10C
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 281-8061

Our Service Area Cities:
Cranbury Hightstown Kingston Plainsboro Princeton Princeton Junction Rocky Hill Windsor Trenton Lawrence Township Dayton Monroe Township Monmouth Junction

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