Leak-detectionLeaks aren’t as straightforward as many of us would like to think. A lot of people choose to believe that if they can’t see a leak, then there isn’t one. Unfortunately, leak detection isn’t quite as simple as looking for dripping water.

Modern leak detection tools make it possible for professional plumbers to locate leaks that are invisible to the naked eye. This is extremely important because undetected water leaks can cause serious damage if left unattended. Here are some signs that there might be a leak hiding in your home:

  • Damp floors or carpets
  • Damp walls and baseboards
  • Mold and mildew patches
  • Seeping or puddling water

But sometimes leaks won’t give you any indication of their presence. Sometimes the only way to tell that you have a hidden leak is to carefully watch your water meter for excessive and unexplained water usage. If you notice that your water bill is abnormally high but you can’t identify a leak, it is time to call the professionals at Doug Parks and Son Plumbing.