There are a number of signs that indicate hidden leaks in your home’s plumbing. One sign could be an accumulation of moisture around door frames, and windows. Other places where you’re likely to find leaks are around humidifiers, dishwashers, and washing machines.
Hidden Signs Of Leaks
Water bill increases
If your water bill seems higher than normal, it could be due to a hidden leak. We highly suggest checking for some of the additional signs below.
If you notice water stains on the walls and ceiling, it’s a sure sign there’s an issue with your plumbing. A leaky faucet or loose pipe could be behind these unsightly marks!
The moisture from water in walls can cause staining, peeling and bubbling paint. In some cases, it can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
When moisture gets trapped in your wall, it will start to warp and eventually need replacing. The cost to replace sheetrock is significant. Once it’s moisture sets in, the wall will warp and need to be replaced – this can really add up quick!
Mold and mildew
If you see mold or mildew, there is likely a water leak present. These fungi love damp environments, so it’s important to take care of the issue as soon as possible.
The musty smell is an indication that there’s mold or water nearby. If you notice this type of odor without any other obvious signs, it might be worth looking into further because hidden leaks are most likely nearby.
Mold is always lurking around the corner
Unnoticed standing water will lead to severe mold growth and structural damage. It’s important to address any water damage as soon as possible to avoid these risks. Contact a water restoration company