None of us want a water leak in our property. Leaks can be incredibly damaging and destructive, as well as, cause a significant amount of disruption. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner with a commercial property, you always want to avoid leaks as much as possible. 

If you suspect that you’re experiencing a leak at home or in your commercial building, it’s imperative that you call a professional leak detection company as soon as possible. This will give you the best chance of minimising the damage and preventing huge costs. 

Below, we’ve written about some of the signs you should look out for that suggest you should contact a leak detection company immediately, so read on to learn more. 

You Notice Higher Water Bills and Low Water Pressure

If you suddenly notice that your water bill is higher than normal, or has been frequently higher than your estimations, then this might be a sign that you need to call a water leak detection specialist. Whilst there may not be any signs of a water leak in your home, there could be a bigger leak on external pipes connecting your home to the mains supply. 

A sign of this is if there is a noticeable drop in water pressure, or no water coming out of the taps at all. You could speak to neighbours to see if their supply has been affected too, but if it’s just your property, then it might be worth contacting a leak detection company like Absolute Leak Detection.

Your Property Has an Odd Smell

If you notice that your property has a musty smell, patches of black mould or discolouration on the walls, then this may be a sign to call a detection specialist. These are signs of small to moderate leaks in your home. 

Mould thrives in humid temperatures, so if pipes are leaking in a warm part of the house, then mould can appear within just 24-48 hours. If you spot mould or have an unusual smell – it’s best to contact a specialist. They will be best equipped to identify the location of the leak, diagnose the problem and use the latest equipment to resolve it.

You Have Damp Patches and Cracked Walls

Another indication that it’s time to call a leak detection firm is wet areas or damp patches on walls or ceilings. If you see any new damp patches in your home, it’s vital that you take action right away. 

When damp is coming up from the floor, it is crucial that you see a specialist immediately, as if it’s left untreated, this can potentially weaken the foundations of your home over time. If a leak is coming through the roof, it might be a damaged roof vent or compromised flashing. All in all, if you see damp patches, call an expert today.

Searching for a Reputable Leak Detection Company?

Having read this post, if you require leak detection services for your domestic or commercial property, then Absolute Leak Detection is the firm to choose. We provide first-class domestic leak detection, commercial leak detection, and water supply pipe leak detection. As one of the leading leak detection companies in Essex and the surrounding areas, we offer a fully comprehensive service. 

When you come to us, our leak detection specialists will not only locate the leak, but they’ll also make access and excavate the leak, repair the leak and provide a detailed insurance company recognised report. Our report covers details of all damage, how we located the leak, and the access work needed to repair the leak. It also includes additional information about works required to resolve the damage and dampness – if it’s present. 

We are proud members of Checkatrade, bpec and SafeContractor approved. Visit our website for full details of our accreditations. If you’d like to make an enquiry, please call us on 01702 842 944 or email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.