A leaking water pipe is a common plumbing problem in many homes and businesses. The signs of a leaking water pipe can be obvious and include water pooling in an area of your home or the sound of water running when no taps are turned on. However, some leaking water pipes are concealed with the walls and are not as obvious.
If you suspect a leaking water pipe in your Perth home, prioritise calling a plumbing professional. What are the warning signs of a leaking water pipe in your home?
- Water stains on your ceiling
- Water stains or damage on walls
- Peeling paint or wallpaper
- An increase in your water bill charges
- A musty or unpleasant smell in your home
Water stains on your ceiling
As the water from a leaking water pipe accumulates a water mark or stain can appear on your ceiling. These are more common where walls and ceilings meet and are normally a roundish shape either light brown or dark brown in colour.
Water stains or damage on walls
A leaking water pipe hidden beneath a wall can result in water stains or water damage on walls in your home. Discoloration of walls in your home are often easy to spot, but can also be hidden beneath wall art or furniture.
Peeling paint or wallpaper
As dampness from a leaking water pipe accumulates, the wall will become damp which can cause the paint or wallpaper on a wall to bubble or peel. If you see this happening on a wall, feel the wall to see if you can feel any dampness and even if the wall doesn’t feel damp, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a leaking water pipe.
An increase in your water bill charges
If you are seeing an increasing trend in your water charges, but are not using more water in your home, a leaking water pipe could be the culprit. Leaking water pipes don’t only occur inside the home, outside plumbing pipes are also prone to leaking. Do a walk around indoors and outdoors your home looking for any signs of a leaking water pipe.
A musty or unpleasant smell in your home
As water pools in an area, it becomes stagnant and begins to smell. If you notice a strong, unpleasant or musty smell around your home, a leaking water pipe could be the culprit. The smell may be more prominent in one room in your home or when you have had the house closed.
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