If you find yourself grabbing something under the sink and a bug runs by your hand, or a sudden pest infestation of mice or rats have taken hiding in your home, it might be a sign that you have a leak somewhere. As strange as this may sound, there is a reason that pests like to hang out in dark wet places. It just so happens that these places are usually places you don’t check often like a basement or underneath a sink in your home.
Common Pests That Can Be Found in Moist Places
- Carpenter ants
- And crickets
What Could Be Causing This
Appliances- Your dishwasher and washing machine use a ton of water. If there is a leak, even a small one, it can be hard to spot at first, but it can become a big problem over time.
Leaking Faucets- This is a very common problem that many people don’t even realize is happening in their home. It is often under a sink or in a bathroom that doesn’t get used often. The sign of this is a slow but constant leak of water and can be fixed easily by calling a plumber to come check all of your pipes.
Basements- If you don’t go into your basement often, it can be hard to notice a leak happening unless you start to see a pest infestation. Pay attention to brown spots on the ceilings, as this could be signs of a water leak and damage. It is important to have someone out t look at this right away.
If you are finding that you have noticed a pest infestation in your home and are wondering why a leak in your plumbing could be the biggest reason. By calling a trained and licensed plumber on our team at 214-388-4525, we can get someone out to you right away and get everything working properly again.