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Warning Signs Your Home Has a Leak

An adult woman calling for professional help due to a leak in her

It’s inevitable that every homeowner will come across a leak in their house at some point. While leaks are very frustrating, they are also one of the most common plumbing issues that we deal with. Some are easy to fix and others can cause quite a bit of damage if not taken care of properly.

In this blog, you’ll learn about the typical warning signs that your home has a leak, besides the obvious dripping faucet or loose water heater piping. Keep reading to find out!

Low Water Pressure

When you have a leak, the full amount of water you need is prevented from running through your pipes. If multiple fixtures are running at the same time, it’s normal for the water pressure to not be as high as it would be if only one fixture was being used. But if you notice a sudden decrease in your water pressure when only one fixture is running, this is a telltale sign of a leak.

Unexplained Increased Water Bill

Has your water bill been unexpectedly high lately and you don’t know why? This is one of the biggest warning signs of a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. Even the smallest of leaks can make the biggest difference in your water bill, wasting thousands of gallons of water. You could have a faulty pipe that you’re unaware of with water slowly dripping out of it and that could be the reason for a skyrocketing water bill.


Water leaks that go unfixed lead to...yes, you guessed it, mold! We all know that mold grows because of standing water or moisture, but it can also be very dangerous to your health. If you or someone you live with suffers from asthma, allergies, or other upper respiratory problems, mold can trigger symptoms and cause irritation for members in your household.

While mold is unsightly, if you smell a musty odor in any area of your house, especially your basement, there’s most likely mold growth somewhere. Whether it’s a leak or something else causing the mold growth, address the situation right away. Call our team at Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air and we’ll be right out to diagnose the problem and offer a solution.

Stained Ceilings or Walls

If you notice discolored or brown spots on your ceilings or walls, there is probably a leak right above it. It might take a while for a small leak to cause discoloration in your ceiling, so as soon as you notice it, call a professional for assistance.

Ruined Floors

Damaged flooring is another telltale sign of a leak, specifically loose tiles in your kitchen or stained floors in your bathroom. If you have caulking that is peeling or your basement carpet is wet without explanation, you most likely have a leak under the floor. To prevent further damage, schedule a leak repair appointment right away.

Peeling Paint or Wallpaper

Peeling paint or wallpaper most likely means there is a leak somewhere inside your wall. Once you see peeling paint, the leak has probably been there for quite some time and needs to be fixed immediately. Moisture can also damage the structuring underneath the wall, so don’t let this issue go ignored.

Hearing Running Water When Faucets are Turned Off

The plumbing system in your home should be quiet for the most part when everything is running properly. If all of your fixtures are turned off and you hear the sound of running water, you should have the issue resolved as soon as possible.

Rock Hill Leak Repair

We understand how frustrating it can be to hear the sound of running water in the middle of the night or notice wet spots on the floor with no explanation. At Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air, our goal is to always provide the highest quality leak repair solutions to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible in your home. If you notice any of the above issues in your home, contact us right away or give us a call at (803) 310-6262.