How to tell if you have a water leak on your property

A water leak can be really obvious, or alternatively it can be lurking out of sight, reeking havoc with your home!

A water leak can cause big problems and if the water leak is small it can go unnoticed for a long time often leading to more significant damage.

How can you tell if you have a water leak on your property?

Visible leaks

Visible leaks can range from visibly leaking taps to wet spots on your walls, floors or ceilings. If you notice water visibly leaking it will require the immediate attention of a plumber as dry wall and floorboards can rot and become soft, eventually causing structural damage.

Damp smells

If you notice a damp smell in your home, look for damp patches. Areas consistently wet or damp may lead to mould growing which will cause a damp smell, particularly under carpets or behind walls.

Noisy plumbing

If you pipes start creaking or you hear random rushing noises when you turn the tap on you could have a leak or air in your pipes.

Rising water bills

If you notice your water bills rising without any significant changes to your water usage then you may have a leak on your property. Check for obvious leaks first and if you can’t spot anything, it’s time to call a plumber.

Even small leaks can have a big impact on your water bill. The best way to avoid leaks is to ensure any plumbing work is professionally carried out and regularly have your plumbing checked by a qualified plumber. T

This will ensure you catch any plumbing problems sooner rather than later and avoid plumbing disaster!

If you spot your water bill creeping up, check for leaks and if you can’t spot them, call a plumber.