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How To Monitor Your Kentucky Home for Water Leaks

Closeup of the bottom of a water heater with a water puddle around it and next to a water sensor plugged into an unfinished wall

Monitoring for water leaks is an important aspect of home mainte­nance. This is especially true in Kentucky, where a wide range of weather condi­tions, including heavy rains and potential flooding, can lead to leaks in homes. To avoid costly water damage, not to mention mold growth caused by unnoticed leaks, leak detection is critical.

In this article, we’ll explore the impor­tance of early water leak detection and provide you with valuable insights on identi­fying potential signs of water leaks in your home. Additionally, we’ll delve into the benefits of having a water leak detection system, offering you a compre­hensive under­standing of how to protect your home from water-related issues.

  • Why it’s crucial to detect leaks early
  • Clear signs of water leaks
  • Profes­sional water leak detection systems

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Why It’s Crucial to Detect Leaks Early

Water has the potential to cause extensive damage to a home, so catching leaks early will allow you to focus on resolving the leak instead of needing expensive repairs to your house or belongings as well. Water leaks can degrade wood struc­tures, erode landscaping, damage electronics, increase humidity levels in your home, and promote mold and mildew growth.

While some of these issues affect property that can be repaired or replaced, mold and mildew can negatively affect the health of you or your loved ones. Even leaks that look small could be masking a much bigger issue in places you can’t see, so addressing any signs of leaks quickly will ensure you stop any damage or health risks in their tracks and minimize the overall impact.

Clear Signs of Water Leaks

Leaks aren’t always easy to spot, but a few common signs could alert you to a potential problem. If you notice any of the following in your home, it’s time to start inves­ti­gating to find the source.

Visible Pooling Around Water Appliances

Water appli­ances are designed to hold water in, so finding water pooling around the bottom indicates a problem with the appliance itself or the pipes and hoses connecting to it. Check the appli­ance’s exterior thoroughly for any evidence of cracks or holes, verify that all connec­tions are secure, and follow the water lines to their source to see if there is damage to your hoses or pipes.

Discolored Ceilings or Walls

Water seeping through the wood of your walls or ceilings will often stain your wallpaper or paint. If you notice distinct water stains on your ceilings or walls, it’s time to figure out where that moisture is coming from. These leaks can come from damage to your roof or issues with pipes or hoses set within your walls.

Unusually High Water Bills

Water leaks will impact your water bill, as every spilled gallon will be counted on your meter. If you notice your utility bill is unusually high and haven’t signif­i­cantly changed your water usage, an uniden­tified leak may be the problem. If you haven’t seen any evidence of obvious leaking, consider any water pipes you may have buried under your yard. Check standing water, wet areas that don’t seem to dry out, and any evidence of erosion to your landscaping.

Reduced Water Pressure

Water comes from your faucets due to the water pressure set within the plumbing system. Reduced pressure can be a sign too much water is escaping somewhere else along the line before it gets to where you need it. A good way to narrow down where the leak is located is to see if all your faucets are impacted similarly. If only some faucets are impacted, find out where your pipes split off to those areas and check along the plumbing between that point and your fixtures.

Profes­sional Water Leak Detection Systems

Early detection is paramount when protecting your home from water damage, making investing in a water leak detection system a crucial tool. Bates Security offers an advanced system that strate­gi­cally installs sensing devices in high-risk areas of your home. These devices contin­u­ously monitor their surroundings and immedi­ately alert you through your mobile device and central monitoring station if any signs of water are detected on the ground. With instant notifi­ca­tions, you can promptly schedule repairs to prevent further damage or take immediate action by shutting off the water source in case of a severe leak.

These systems prove especially valuable in monitoring areas not frequently checked, such as around the water heater or behind the washer. Leaks in these concealed spots can go unnoticed for extended periods if they do not overflow into visible areas. By investing in a profes­sional water leak detection system, you can ensure compre­hensive coverage, leaving no potential leak unchecked.

Are you ready to take the first step toward installing a professional water leak detection system in your home?

Founded by a former police officer, Bates Security systems are designed to protect your home from a multitude of unexpected threats, including water damage. We know convenience is key to implementing a system you'll use consistently, so we offer 24/7 wireless monitoring in our customer security systems. Call us today at (800) 403-9471 to discover why our security solutions are police-trusted, or schedule a free consultation below.