Winter is known for many things that put a smile on our faces, like the holidays and the snow. Plumbing problems during the winter can cause that smile to turn upside down in the blink of an eye. Cold temperatures make water within your pipes freeze, causing them to crack or burst. 

In such cases, you should call Capital Plumbing for the fix. 

Signs of a Leaking Pipe 

Most people don’t find out they have a leak until it’s too late, but there’s nothing to worry about because today, we will share a few red flags that’ll help you spot that leakage in no time. 

Wet Spots 

Wet spots are small puddles of water that appear on your floorboard out of nowhere and usually mean that there’s something fishy going on with the pipes. 

These wet spots are not something to take lightly and can damage almost all types of flooring, including carpet, hardwood, and vinyl flooring. 

To tackle such an issue, it’s better to call a local plumber for the fix instead of trying your own hand at it.

Unusually High Water Bills 

Normally, water bills cost an average of just over $100 per month, but leak pipes lead to a lot of water wastage. This will cause your water bill to skyrocket. 

So next time, keep an eye on how much you’re paying for water. If you see that you are being charged more than usual and haven’t been using extra water, it could mean you have a leak. 

In such cases, it’s better to call an emergency plumber for the fix. 

Low Water Pressure 

If you notice that water isn’t running as smoothly as it did, it could be another indication of a leak.

Leaking pipes cause a lot of water wastage, resulting in the water supply to your shower, kitchen sink, and other appliances to lose water pressure. 

In such situations, you need to contact a local plumber because the leaked water gathering in your house and can worsen the problem.

Mold 

We’ve all seen these gross blackish-green spots on a wall at least once. Mold occurs when there’s a leak in pipes located in between walls or under the floor. 

If you suspect mold in your house, have it inspected by an emergency plumber before it causes any significant damage to the structure.

Moreover, if left unchecked for too long, mold can also harm your health and cause allergic reactions such as sneezing, red eyes, or skin rashes. 

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Lack of expertise often can worsen the problem. If you notice any leakage signs we’ve mentioned, it’s better to contact us and have a local plumber from Capital Plumbing and Heating look at what’s happening.