How to Discover Hidden Leaks in Your Trinity Home.
If not dealt with, a hidden water leak in any Trinity plumbing system can lead to wastage of many gallons of water and may cause severe damage to the structure of the house. Hidden leaks pose a threat since they are not easy to discover.
However, there are many subtle signs that indicate these leaks. The following signs help in hidden leak detection and indicate the need to seek plumbing fixtures before things get worse.
1. Mold and Mildew
It isn't strange for mildew to build up at water prone areas such as the corners of a shower. However, in case mold or mildew start sprouting from non-shower walls or the bedroom walls, then there is a chance that there is a hidden leakage.
Mold thrives in damp, dark areas, and if an underground pipe or a wall hidden pipe develops a leak, then it provides the perfect conditions for mold growth. Therefore, growth of mold in unusual areas means that something is amiss in your water system.
2. Flaking paint.
When a painted wall starts to lose paint in flake-like shells, then it is an indication of underneath water leakage. In most cases, the peeling off of the paint is caused by uneven temperatures between the leaked water and the environment. Constant cooling and expansion of the wall due to the leakage interferes with the wall-paint bond. The adhesive in the paint loosens, and the paint will start to fall off. It is, therefore, time to
3. Distorted walls.
When a wall gets stained or gets warped without any reason, then the first suspect should be a plumbing leak. When a dry wall absorbs water, it bubbles and ultimately bends due to increase in volume. If the leak is intense, then water will start oozing from the walls. With these signs then a plumber should be alerted to solve the problem.
4. Warping floors.
When a pipe under the floor develops a leak then, the floor is likely to start curving and forming of folds and warps. This is evident especially with wooden floors. If the floor starts warping for no reason then, you should be thinking of a leak somewhere underneath the floor.
5. Stained ceilings.
When ceilings get into contact with water, they develop irregular stains that look like maps. For instance, if there is a leak in the storage tank beneath the ceiling then it is obvious that there should be a leakage.
Don't be submerged by the water in your Trinity home. Call Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 today, and get that water leak repaired now!