Watch for Winter Leaks in These Areas

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Find Leaks in Your Home

Finding a water line leak in the winter can be difficult, especially under freezing conditions. For most homeowners, having a water leak is a nightmare, and knowing where to look can be foreign to you for the first time.

Locating a big leak is not easier than finding a small one in the winter, and every minute that water is allowed to flow freely from a leak can be threatening to your home’s plumbing system as a whole. Here are common warning signs and where you can look if you suspect you have a water leak in your home.

The Water Bill

Nothing screams “water leak” like a spike in your utility bill. If you’ve had a pretty consistent water bill for the past few months with little noticeable change, then suddenly your bill is much more expensive than normal, this is a sign that you have a leak.

While people spend more time indoors during the winter, this doesn’t always automatically mean your bill will be higher. Usually, water bills are known for being a little higher in the summer for several reasons, like families using more water for activities like swimming, watering plants, washing cars, and more.

Showerhead and Faucet Leaks

We know that it’s often recommended that you should let your faucets drip a little during winter to keep them from freezing. However, if the temperature outside isn’t extreme enough to leave your tap on and you have a small leak, this is a telltale sign that your money is going down the drain.

One of the most common indicators of a water leak is leaking faucets in the sink and shower. They can be caused by either tightening the faucet’s knobs too tight or having a loose attachment somewhere. Either way, those tiny droplets of water you see can add up, and it’s best to fix the leak before it becomes an even bigger problem.

Patches of Green Grass

Patches of green grass in the winter can be an indication that there’s a pipe leaking underground in that area. For these types of leaks, it’s always best to call for professional help.

Call Cut N Dry for Leak Detection

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