Leaks are a common issue in plumbing, but they become aggravating because they’re often invisible or hidden behind walls. Early detection of a water leak is vital because it can save you money and prevent potential disasters that include significant water damage. Here are four surefire ways to tell when you have a water leak in your Calhoun, KY, home.

1. Water Stains on Ceiling

A discoloration or dark spot on ceilings is a warning sign of a water leak. The spots indicate a roof leak or bathroom leak if you have a bathroom upstairs. You don’t usually notice ceiling leaks until they’ve been there for some time, so it’s best to address the leak right away.

2. Low Water Pressure

Another sign of a water leak is a toilet taking longer than usual to refill or kitchen faucets experiencing lower water pressure. When water escapes through holes or pipe cracks, it doesn’t flow as it should to outlets, reducing water pressure. Low water pressure could also indicate other issues like clogged pipes, so a plumber will inspect your system and advise accordingly.

3. The Sound of Running Water

If you hear running water in your home, you probably have a water leak. Unusual water sounds like whistling, bubbling or loud and consistent dripping may indicate water leaks. Call a licensed plumber to check for leaks from water heaters, faucets or other plumbing fixtures and fix the issue.

4. Your Water Bill Is More Expensive

If you notice a spike in your water bill without any changes in the water usage, it’s a telltale sign of a leak. Try closing the internal stopcock and checking the meter to confirm it’s moving around. Hire leak detection services to detect the leak source and repair it to prevent water wastage.

Don’t wait until further damage happens if you experience any of these signs. We have a team of licensed and experienced plumbers to detect and fix the leaks. Call E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning to schedule a plumbing repair or installation service

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