How Do You Know If There’s a Plumbing Leak Behind the Wall?

Excessive moisture is something you want to avoid in your home at all costs. One cause of this issue that can be difficult to detect is plumbing leaks behind walls. Many times, homeowners are not even aware of a leak until significant damage has already occurred.

A local plumbing installation expert shares common signs of plumbing leaks behind walls.

Peeling Paint or Wallpaper

The presence of peeling paint or wallpaper is a common indication of moisture behind walls. This issue occurs when the sheetrock beneath the wall becomes saturated with water. To find hidden leaks, look for breaks in the wallpaper along the seams or peeling paint.

Obvious Stains on Surfaces

Drywall can absorb moisture from leaks, resulting in stains on walls. You’ll know there is a leak behind the wall if the marks on surfaces become larger. It’s a sign to contact a professional to have the problem repaired. At Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we’re ready to assist with your home’s plumbing needs.

A Musty Smell

Musty smells can result from moisture that has seeped through wood, drywall and other building materials. Mold growth is common in wall cavities exposed to too much moisture.

Mold Growth

Mold is more common in parts of the house where there is frequent moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. You’ll know there is a leak behind a wall if mold starts showing on your ceilings, walls, baseboards or anywhere far from plumbing fixtures.

If you suspect something is wrong with your plumbing system, don’t wait before contacting an expert. Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is ready to help. We also offer superior electric heaters and air conditioners. Give us a call at (715) 246-2660 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.