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3 Pointers for a Mildew-Free Bathroom

3 Pointers for a Mildew-Free Bathroom

Leak detection is maddening for a novice DIY-er. It’s surprisingly easy to miss a leak or search unsuccessfully for the source. This is where mildew creeps in. As moisture invades your home, spores begin to grow.

Here are three ways to keep mold and mildew out of your bathroom:

1. Learn common signs of a leak.

Homeowners are often surprised at how easy it is to miss a leak until damage has set in. One of the best ways to keep track of potential leaks is by watching your water bill. If your costs are on the rise but your water use is not, there’s a chance you have a problem. Other signs of a leak include the sound of running water, even after you’ve closed all the taps, and smells of mold and mildew.

2. Check to see if the leak is inside or outside your home.

The Alderwood, WA, water department had sage advice for homeowners facing a mystery leak. Turn off the water main to your home. Then keep an eye on the meter. If your water usage continues to rise, the pipes outside your home are leaking. You’ll need to call the water company immediately to suspend service while you await repair.

3. Call a professional plumber for help.

Whether you have an outdoor leak or an indoor leak you can’t find, a professional plumber can help. Save money, control wasted water and prevent mildew and mold from overtaking your home by calling in help when it’s needed.

Prevent the spread of mildew and mold with quick-acting leak detection services from our expert team at Dependable Service Plumbing. Schedule a service call today.

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