Worried that you might have a broken pipe inside your walls or ceiling? Knowing what to look for can help prevent costly water damage throughout your home, saving you thousands of dollars on extensive repair and remediation work.
Here are 5 signs you might have a burst water pipe inside the walls or ceiling of your home:
- Blistering paint or wallpaper.
If you’ve noticed unusual blisters, bubbles, or other odd damage developing on the wall coverings in your home, you could have a plumbing leak. When moisture gets between your walls and the layer of paint, the bond that keeps the paint on the walls is compromised and the paint begins detaching from the walls – same goes for wallpaper.
- Unpleasant odors.
Water leaks can really stink up your home, especially if they’ve been left for an extended period of time. The hidden water tends to get into your walls, where it becomes stagnant and smelly.
- Ceiling stains.
Patches of discoloration or staining on your ceiling can also indicate that there’s a problem with your water pipes, as is a sagging ceiling.
- Low water pressure.
If you’ve noticed a drop in water pressure in your bathroom, kitchen, or other area of your home, a burst water pipe could be the culprit.
- Dripping or free-flowing water.
Of course, if you ever spot a waterfall running down your walls, or a torrent of water coming through your ceiling, it’s a pretty sure bet that you’ve got a burst water pipe! If that happens, shut off the main water supply to your home and call us here at Jeff’s Kitchen, Bath and Beyond right away!
If you are concerned about a burst water pipe, trust the experts at Jeff’s Kitchen, Bath & Beyond who have been serving the Orlando community for more than 17 years. Call 407-968-1801 for your free estimate, or schedule online for 10% off your service.Google+