5 Signs That You Have A Leaky Pipe

5 Signs That You Have A Leaky Pipe

Plumbing problems can be hard to spot, but if you are seeing these signs, it may be time to call in the professionals.

Sign 1: Ceiling Stains

A little water spilling over the bathtub onto the floor isn’t enough to cause water seepage through your ceiling, but a leaking internal pipe can. Water can weaken the beams over time and eventually lead to sagging ceilings. If you spot a brown, copper, or dark stain, or even worse, a sagging ceiling then you need to get it fixed immediately.

Sign 2: Rusty Pipes, Fuse Boxes, Or Appliances

Finding signs of discoloration, dimpling, flaking or stains can all point to a corroding pipe. If you spot any rust around the pipes, this is a clear indication of water damage. If the rust is popping up around or on your fuse box, it is likely that there is water running free somewhere inside your walls.
One of the most frustrating parts of leaky pipes is how much you probably aren’t seeing. Even the tiniest leak could be a huge red flag that your pipes need replacing.

Sign 3: Damaged Flooring

Bathroom floors rarely ever suffer from water damage, except when there is a leak. If you start to notice the floor buckling, cracking, or staining, you probably have some water lurking about.

Additionally, loose tiles, wet spots, and spongy or soft flooring can also mean you have water damage. Whether the water traveled there from another room or came from a pipe under your floor, you will want to make sure you get things fixed up as soon as you can.

Sign 4: Paint Or Wallpaper Discoloration

If moisture has begun seeping through the walls, you can be sure that the paint and wallpaper will be showing signs of the damage including peeling, discoloration, blistering, cracks, and warping.

Sign 5: Persistent, Musty Odor

When it comes to water damage, you can expect things to start smelling mildew and musty. While you might be able to find the source of the smell, it isn’t always so obvious to the human eye or nose. Thankfully, with the help of the professionals at Cardigan Kitchens, you can get to the root of the problem.

If you suspect that you are having a leak pipe or other type of plumbing problem, don’t hesitate to call us at Cardigan Kitchens. With over 20 years of experience, we can handle any plumbing issue, kitchen or bathroom remodel you can throw at us.