Plumbing leaks need to be repaired quickly, but it’s not always easy to detect them.

Ignoring a plumbing leak is never a good idea. It could lead to extensive damage in your home and costly repairs, but unfortunately, many plumbing leaks are hidden so well that homeowners don’t often spot them until it’s too late. At Home Furniture, Plumbing & Heating, our plumbing experts in Kankakee know how important it is to repair plumbing leaks promptly, and that’s why we went over a few tips for spotting hidden plumbing leaks in our last blog. Keep reading to learn a couple more tips for detecting a plumbing leak in your home:

#4. Foundational Cracks

If you live in an older home, it’s not uncommon to find cracks; after all, houses start to settle over the years. However, if you have noticed cracks appearing all of the sudden, it could be due to a leak. If a leak is bad enough, it can weaken your home’s foundation and other components that are important to its structure.

#5. Meter Changes When Water isn’t Being Used

Check your water meter, and make a note of numbers that are indicated on it. Make sure no one in your home uses any water for at least half an hourĀ and then check the meter again. If the numbers have changed, then you may have a leak on your hands.

Knowing how to detect a plumbing leak is essential for getting the prompt repairs you need. If you think you may have a leak, or you have any questions or concerns about detecting a leak, please contact our experienced plumbers today!