4 Signs of Leaking Pipes in Walls
Like all home building materials, plastic, PEX, copper and even galvanized pipes break down from time to time. Pipes often start leaking at joints and even copper pipes develop “pinhole” leaks after decades of reliable use. Check your home’s symptoms against those below to determine if you have a leak in any of the pipes in your walls.
If you have noticed an increase in your water bill, but DO NOT have any of the following issues, the leak may be in your slab. Make sure to check out our post, “7 Signs of a Slab Leak to Act on Now.”
Signs of leaking pipes in walls include:
- Mold and mildew in the shower itself is a given in most climates and particularly in those San Diego coastal neighborhoods. Chemical cleaner manufacturers make a fortune from creating the latest, greatest, mold and mildew cleaner. If you start to see mold and mildew start to colonize a wall that is not even close to the shower, however, it may be hiding a leaking pipe. A Perry Plumbing tech can pinpoint the leak in no time using high tech leak detection equipment [Link to High tech plumbing equipment post].
- The nose knows . . . a musty smell in any area of your home could mean standing water somewhere nearby. Stagnant water has a way of emitting odor that can waft through the entire house.
- Stained, sagging ceilings, walls and floors. Water weighs down sheet rock, warps wood flooring and stains popcorn and other ceiling materials.
- Blistering wall paper is a sure sign that water is destabilizing the glue behind it.
Never Postpone a Leak Inspection
With modern San Diego plumbing repair technology, pipe leaks are not the hassle and expense they used to be. In fact, our trenchless pipe-relining creates new pipes within the old! Family owned and operated Perry provides the adept plumbing repair San Diego families and business owners have relied on for over 35 years. Contact Perry Plumbing at 619-472-2112 and get a technician who can find the source quickly. You can even use our San Diego plumbing repair discounts to save. Read our 5-Star Google Plus and Yelp reviews to see how your neighbors are raving about our services and affordable prices!