First, don’t panic. If you are nearly certain that there is a leak in your house for any of the previous warning signs mentioned above, at least you know and now, it is time to get some help. The easiest way to determine if there is an interior or exterior leak is with the water meter. As previously mentioned, if all the steps are followed exactly, the number on the meter should not move. If it does, that means that somewhere inside the house the water is leaking. You will need to call a plumber to have them address the issue carefully and professionally. If you believe that you have an issue with plumbing, call or fill out a Rooter Team form for a free quote.
If the number on the water meter does not change after the test. That means that you are dealing with something on the exterior of the home. This could be from the eaves troughs, the foundation, or the windows. Clear out the eaves troughs as soon as possible, including the downspout. That could be the root of all your problems. If you are still seeing damages increase or continue, Call a plumber. Plumbers are trained to identify, address, and fix leaks on the inside and outside of your house. Waterproofing is something that can be done to home foundations to address the external seepage. Our team of licensed and experienced plumbers offer a variety of internal and external waterproofing services. Don’t hesitate to ask the Rooter Team for a free estimate today!
Even after a leak is fixed you may need to replace parts of the wall or floor, but do make sure that the initial leak is addressed before replacing the wall and running into the same issue over and over again.
Now that you have the tools to determine if you have a leak or not, go ahead and make sure your home’s integrity is as safe as possible! If you do have any other questions, please call or email us and we will do our very best to answer the lingering questions.