Consumer Watch: Spotting a Leak

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Let's face it, the only time many of us think about the plumbing in our homes is when something goes wrong.

The key is spotting that something early on.

A leak, if left untreated or undetected can lead to serious damage and costly repairs, so at first sign of any problems, it's imperative that you act fast.

Water can be a home's worst enemy. Angie Hicks from Angie's List says a typical drywall repair is around $400 and a mold remediation job can cost thousands of dollars.

Before you're forced to hire a certified plumber for a fix, inspect your house.

Other signs of water loss are dripping faucets inside and garden hoses outside; both could be costing you money with every drip.

One other bit of advice is to turn off your water main if you're leaving town for a period of time . . . it could save your home.

If you have a consumer tip, send WHAS11’s Andy Treinen an email to consumerwatch@whas11.com.

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