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Can You Spot these Sneaky Signs of a Leak? 

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

Though they may start out small, leaks in your home can quickly become a big, not to mention costly, problem. Those of us who care about our carbon footprints, will be discouraged to know that an estimated 2,000 - 20,000 gallons of water is leaked by the average American home annually.

Fortunately, you can spot the signs of wasteful leaks sooner than later, if you know where to look. Of course, there are the obvious telltale signs of water damage like watermarks on the walls or ceilings but consider a few of these lesser known clues if you’re concerned about leaks in your home.

The Lowdown on Leaks

The next time you hop in the shower, take a look at the shower head. If it feels loose, the connection between the shower arm and pipe within the wall may be compromised. In that case, you might have a leak behind the wall, which is obviously impossible to spot and therefore could quickly grow worse over time. The result is not only wasted water but potentially costly repairs, too, including water damage restoration.

Another signal that could be a sign of trouble is sudden low water pressure. According to Rick Yohn, senior vice president of franchise at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, “An unexplained drop in water pressure may mean there is a leak in the system.” Though it could be attributed to a malfunctioning water heater valve, it’s best to check and avoid incurring additional damage, if the issue is, in fact, a leak.

Did an undetected leak result in water damage to your home or business? Trust your local SERVPRO MA team to handle any necessary water removal and water damage restoration. Contact SERVPRO Stoneham / Wakefield for all your water mitigation services.

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