A water leak can cause serious damage to your home or business, even though we love Florida’s water. There are signs that indicate a leaky pipe. These can be easy to spot and prevent it from becoming a bigger problem. A leaky pipe in a wall could cause a higher water bill or lower water pressure. Other signs of a leaky pipe in your wall are peeling and blistering wallpaper or paint, or mold growth on walls. Be vigilant and you will notice potential problems sooner. It is always better to be proactive when there are signs.
1. Your Water Bill Is Higher Than Normal
An unusually high water bill could indicate that you are using more water than normal. This is often due to a wall leak. The following are some common causes of high water bills:
Toilets that leak
Toilets that are constantly running
Spigots for dripping hoses
These causes are often difficult to spot because they don’t make much noise or give any visual clues. With the tip-off from high watering bills, a keen eye and ear should be capable of identifying them.
A faucet that drips can waste more than 20 gallons per day.
2. Reduced Water Pressure
A leaky pipe can cause reduced water pressure, which is often noticed in slow-filling sinks or tubs. Check other fixtures if you are noticing a problem with water pressure. It could be an isolated problem or a larger leaking issue.
3. Peeling Wallpaper or Blistering Paint
Although you might think that peeling wallpaper is caused by aging wallpaper, it could also be due to a leaky pipe. Water can cause peeling wallpaper because moisture weakens the adhesive seal which holds the wallpaper to the wall. You may also notice staining. Excessive moisture can cause cracking and bubbling of the paint, which can lead to it chipping off. You can ignore these signs for a while and assume that the problem is minor. The more a leak is allowed to develop, the more serious the damage.
4. Mold Forming on Your Walls
Mold on your walls is one of the most obvious signs that there has been a leak. Mold thrives in a humid environment created by a water leak. Mold can grow almost anywhere, even wallpaper. If not taken care of, it can spread to other surfaces. If mold starts to form in a room, you may notice a damp or musty odor.
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Clog Kings Plumbing is here to help you, whether you have found a leaky pipe and need it repaired or you are still trying to find the source. Clog Kings Plumbing offers non-invasive leak detection services to determine if there is a leak and where it came from. No matter if it’s a toilet repair or a faucet fix, our professionals can help you. We are proud to provide plumbing services for property owners in Tampa as well as other communities in Florida. To get a quote, call today.
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for plumbing companies in Tampa then look no further because we got you covered!