Salt Lake City, UT, July 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- A dry-climate with sporadic rain, hot summers and frigid winters such as the climate Utah has to offer can prove to be the cause of high-maintenance for HVAC and plumbing home-care. Plumbing and water damage are the result of unattended leaks and can produce astronomical water bills if left undetected. Finding water leaks in a home, pool or spa will save a lot of money and even more headache.
If the water bill is unusually high when compared to previous months, there could be a leak. To determine if a home has a leak check household toilets to see if they are constantly running. Listen for the sound of running water when everything throughout the home is turned off. This is a result of vibrations in pipes throughout the home. Scan the perimeter of the house and any load bearing walls for cracks in the foundation. Check concrete floors for any unusually warm or cold spots as well as check the yard for any areas that are constantly moist or flooding. Check the house water meter. The water meter will fluctuate when water is not in use. Assure that all faucets are turned off throughout the house before checking the meter for movement. Finally, a mildew smell or musty smell coming from the walls of a home can also be an indicator of internal, household leaks.
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With age, leaks will get bigger and cause more of a threat to extensive home damage. Mold and mildew are very unhealthy to inhale. It is best to have issues such as these solved by a water damage specialist such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Salt Lake City.
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As a homeowner the best diagnostic that can be self-determined is to check fluctuations in the water bill and to turn off the main water line to prevent any water from coming into the house. Benjamin Franklin plumbing will do the rest. Contact a local, Salt Lake City plumber such as Benjamin Franklin plumbing today to diagnose any household leaks - www.myplumbersaltlakecity.com or 801-416-3522.