We all know that plumbing leaks can occur at any time and often without warning. With the majority of your home’s plumbing hidden behind walls and under floors, it may be quite difficult to identify a small leak immediately. Keep in mind that even the smallest of leaks can, over time, escalate into much more complex and costly problems. With that said, the experts here at Steve Mull Plumbing want to provide insight needed for homeowners to recognize and know the warning signs of existing leaks. Here are some surefire indications that your home is suffering from leaks.
Mold and Mildew
Whenever there is excess moisture present in your home, including a leak, mold and mildew can begin to form. Over time, mold infestation can contribute to serious health issues for your family and interfere with the air quality in your home.
Stained Walls and Ceilings
If you have noticed any dark brown or copper colored stains on your ceilings or walls, these are typically an indication of a leaking pipe.
Damage to Paint or Wallpaper
If you have noticed peeling or warped paint in your home, or wallpaper that is either discolored or cracked, then the culprit 9 out of 10 times will be some type of a plumbing leak.
Warped Doors and/or Walls
As most of us know, leaks can be quite damaging to wooden doors and walls. Checking your walls from time to time for curved wood planks, discolorations, or uneven surfaces is a good habit to get into. If a leak is present, it can most definitely cause the doors in your home to warp, causing them to be difficult to open or close over time.
If you have mold present in your home and have detected its very distinct smell, chances are your home is suffering from plumbing leaks.
Hidden leaks can occur well below the tile and wood planks in your home. Keep an eye out for stains, loose or cracked tiles, damp carpets, warped wood, and peeling caulk, all of which are sure indications that you have a leak.
If the walls in your home appear to be sweating, then surely you have a leak somewhere inside your walls. Condensation on the walls is typically the result of excessive moisture that has accumulated behind the walls.
If you have noticed any of the above problems in your home, then the time is now to reach out to the highly skilled and trained professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing. Our professionals are on hand to perform an inspection and identify any plumbing leaks you may have and provide effective repairs and solutions. There is truly no such thing as a small, harmless leak. Even the tiniest leak can quickly escalate and cause damage to your home, which is why early detection is so critical. Our team is on hand, with the use of non-invasive diagnostic technology, to identify leaks of all sizes without having to rip up floors or break down walls. We provide a variety of leak repair options, as well as expert advice on the appropriate course of action for your plumbing situation. We also provide preventative measures to help ensure the safety and comfort of your home and family.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing you are our #1 priority which is why we take such tremendous pride in our premier products and services, our transparent pricing and our warrantees on all parts and labor. We are committed to keeping your home safe and to ensuring the overall comfort of your family. When it comes to your home’s plumbing needs, we surely have you covered. Whether you have plumbing leaks, need plumbing repairs of any type, or want to schedule an inspection of your home plumbing then we are the team for you. Give a shout out to our staff today and schedule your consultation. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with all your home plumbing services and repairs.