by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on August 14, 2015

5 Signs You Have a Hidden Leak

Vancouver, BC Leak Repair ServicesIf there is one thing that can damage the interior of a home, it’s a hidden water leak. Unfortunately, most plumbing leaks are not always obvious, so it’s vital to know what to look for when you suspect a leak. To make sure you can recognize the signs and contact a plumber for assistance, here are five tell-tale signs that indicate a hidden leak in your home

Sagging or Stained Ceilings

If you notice stains on your Vancouver ceiling,  or what appear to be sagging spots, chances are there is a water leak somewhere in your house. This can be a problem in almost any room of a home, since water leaking from a pipe can travel long distances through a ceiling

Warped Walls or Baseboards Could Indicate a Leak

Whether it’s a wall made of drywall or wood, if it feels soft or appears to be warped, the possibility of a leak is very likely. In addition to softness or warping, if a wall shows signs of irregularities in its flatness or texture, a water leak could also be indicated

Are You Experiencing Wet Floors?

Most common in bathrooms or kitchens, floors that are wet or feel as if they bounce when you walk on them may indicate a hidden leak. Along with this, loose floor tiles or stains could indicate water has made its way into the floor of these or other rooms.

Bubbling or Cracking Paint Is A Dangerous Sign

Whether in a bathroom, basement, or other part of the house, any spots where the paint appears to be cracking or bubbling could indicate water leakage problems. A common problem in bathrooms, many people mistakenly attribute it to steam from their showers. However, under normal conditions, shower steam should not cause this to occur. Therefore, chances are good water has seeped in from the back of the wall, indicating a leaking pipe.

Mold or Mildew in Unusual Places Can Be Indicators

A little mold or mildew is inevitable in some spots, such as the corners of a shower. However, if you notice mold or mildew buildup around plumbing fixtures or in multiple spots along a wall, it’s a good bet moisture is behind the wall, indicating a leak is happening.

By knowing what to look for throughout your house, you can catch a hidden water leak when it’s just beginning and contact a plumber right away, saving yourself potentially thousands of dollars in water damage to your home.

Don’t let water destroy your Vancouver, BC home. Call Lambert Plumbing, Heating, and Air at (604) 734-0890 today, and get that leak repaired now!

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