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Most people envision water leaks causing instant flooding, but a leak could be hiding in your home for a long time before you even know it is there. The longer a leak is around, the more water it will waste and the more damage it will cause. By being aware of the signs of hidden water leaks, you can know when to call your plumber for repairs to decrease the amount of damage. Schedule an inspection by your plumber if you notice these signs.

Increased Water Bill

Many homeowners find out that they have a water leak when they see their water bill suddenly increase dramatically without any good reason. A good way to make sure any increase you see isn’t seasonal is to compare a recent bill to a bill from the same month from the previous year. If they don’t align, a leak could be to blame.

Foundation Cracks

When a leak occurs, the water can eventually wear away at your foundation, causing cracks to appear. You may notice cracks on the foundation itself, or you may notice cracks on walls, uneven floors, or doors that won’t close because of foundational shifts. This can be a serious structural issue, so take action quickly.

Musty Smell

If you smell a damp, musty odor, then it could indicate that you have mold or mildew growing behind the walls of your home. If you notice a musty odor, let you plumber pinpoint the cause.

If you think you have a water leak, call Mike Counsil Plumbing today for an inspection and leak repairs. You can reach a plumber in San Jose by calling (408) 618-8002.

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