Today, we would like to stress on 5 signs of water leakage you can lookout for inside your home. This is the first step to prevent possible consequences.
Sign #1: Drippage
Sometimes water dripping from the ceiling or a puddle forming (seepage through a wall or window) in the section of the house may go undiscovered for awhile. Perhaps the area or room is less frequented, but eventually, the leak is discovered and the problem resolved. However, some leaks may not appear as leaks at first glance, and may continue undetected until a larger issue arises.
Take note of places where the presence of water would not be considered abnormal. Sinks, toilets, the laundry area; these are places where water in a home can be commonly found, and because we wouldn’t think twice of it, an actual leakage could actually, already be present.
Sign #2: Stains/Spots
These come in different shapes, sizes, and colours (their outline is usually brownish or yellow). With that in mind, stains and spots are more visible on light-coloured walls/ceilings with sufficient lighting. Walls or ceilings that have a darker shade may need closer inspection to determine if there is potential water leakage.
Sometimes, these discolourations are subtle and hard to spot or may be behind furniture and thus unseen, so do a thorough check of your home.
Spots may also mean something else…
Sign #3: Mould/Mildew
If you can see mould or mildew, it most likely means that there is a leak somewhere. Mould and mildew usually appear
as clumps of dark spots on walls.
You should be able to remove them by yourself, but over a course of time, they are likely to grow back if the water leakage is not treated properly.
Sign #4: Bubbling/Cracking/Peeling Paint
Probably one of the more obvious signs of water leakage on the list, paint on walls that have bubbled, cracked, or peeled, indicate that moisture has somehow entered the walls.
However, sometimes the damage is not due to water leakage inside or behind the wall but caused by nearby moisture. Determine if the affected paint is indeed due to water leakage from the inside or behind of the wall; is this section of the wall exposed to moisture?
Sign #5: Musty Smell
Not all signs of water leakage may be visible. Moisture inside walls never fully evaporate, giving off a stale, musty odour over time.
Fortunately, these smells are often accompanied by other signs, so it is easier to notice.
Unfortunately, if the smell is the only sign, the leakage may go unnoticed for a long time.
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