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Welcome back to i-Find Leaks news, where we strive to deliver valuable information & tips regarding your water infrastructure at home. Sometimes we’ll also share ideas around business, our experiences and new technologies that we learn about whilst operating a leak detection & repair service.

Today we would like to share, some tips on how you can better identify a water leak in your home.

  1. Increase in Your Water Bill – Keep track of your water bills. If you see a significant increase on your bill, it may be due to a leak somewhere in your home. To ensure the spike in billing isn’t due to a seasonal change, you can compare your water bills from the same month from the previous year. If still over your regular billed amount, then you’ll need to investigate further.
  1. Water Meter Continuously Ticking – If your water meter continues ticking even if you are not using any water in your home at the time, then you might have a water leak.
  1. Mold & Mildew – Leaks often cause damp spots, which can be located in the ceiling and/or on the floor. These damp spots often cause mould, which gives off a musty smell. If you are able to smell this musty or mouldy odour, especially if you clean your home often, you may have a leaking pipe.
  1. Foundation Cracks – Homes do move around over time and cracks do become common as your house begins to settle. However, if you begin to notice foundation cracks suddenly occurring, then this could be a sign of a water leak. Water from a leak will constantly seep out of your pipes and can weaken foundations and structural components of your home. Look out for sudden cracks in the foundations or walls of your home.
  1. Wet Spots – Regularly inspect the area near your sinks, baths, and toilets. If you see wet spots or discoloration in the flooring, this may be caused by a leaking pipe.
  1. Other signs you have a leak
  • Low water pressure.
  • Your front lawn looks a little like a swamp.
  • The outside paving, bricks or concrete around your house are damp and unstable.

So, there you have it, some tips on how to look out for water and pipe leaks in your home. If you happen to see any of these signs and you are concerned about a water leakage, then give us a call and we’ll come investigate further for you. If you’re not in the Johannesburg or greater Gauteng region, then make sure to contact the most reputable water leak detectors in your area and make sure they’ll be able to assist you adequately as misdiagnosed leaks or substandard repair efforts can land up costing you even more money in the future.

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