How To Recognise Different Types Of Water Leaks

Common leaks can cause thousands in water damage and take valuable time of your life or business operations. Small leaks can potentially cause a significant damage over time, and if you are not able to assess the damage, it is highly recommended to contact a professional for inspection, restoration, and repairs. Feel free to take a look at this website and ask for any doubt and professional assessment. There are many types of water leaks and all of them will cause a devastating effect on your property

There are many signs you can notice around your house to identify several types of water leaks

Burst or leaking pipes

Leaking pipes can flood a house in a minute. A slow releasing leak in a water pipe or tank can go undetected for months, even years causing several damages to your property. It is not until the damage has been caused that you will start noticing the problem.

Signs:

  • Damage to ceilings and walls
  • Bowed or misshapen panels are signs that the plasterboard is full of moisture
  • Mould growing on the plasterboard
  • Wallpaper bubbling or edges lifting
  • An increase in your water bills

Poorly fitted dishwasher or washing machine

A washing machine or a dishwasher installed incorrectly can cause water to escape and damage the surrounding area. This is caused by feed pipes that haven´t been fitted correctly and is due to the level of tension required; if it is too lose the pipe will leak, and if it’s too tight the pipe will also leak.

Signs:

  • Water pools are developing on a vinyl floor.
  • Water or salt marks on adjacent walls or rooms.
  • Real wood or laminate flooring buckling or warping

Shower leak

Water leaking from your shower can be caused for many reasons such as leaking water pipes, drainage pipe or waste trap and failed seals around tiles.

Signs:

  • Mildew appearing on non-shower walls or corners of your bathroom
  • Blistering paint or wallpaper
  • Lose tiling around the shower cubicle
  • Cracking, buckling or stained flooring.
  • An earthy, musty smell from hidden water that is unable to dry out

Frozen pipes

Internal and external pipes are susceptible to freezing in icy conditions, which can lead them to burst, causing significant damage to your home.

Signs:

  • Lack of running water
  • There is frost on the pipe
  • Whistling noise

Oher signs of water leaks

  • Sewage system backing up
  • Constant clogging
  • Discolored water, usually brown
  • Dripping water noises
  • Low water pressure

Consequences due to plumbing leaks

  • Cracked pipes
  • Broken sewer lines
  • Water heater leaking
  • Corroded pipes
  • Tree root intrusion damage
  • Burst pipes

Research has found that the typical house can lose around 2,000 to 20,00(7.6m3 to 76m3) gallons of water per year due to leaks. Some leaks are more visible than others. Unfortunately, other leaks can go undetected for years because the source of the leak is not visible at all. This video is another example of how water damage due to leaking pipes, heavy rains, and corroded pipes will allow mold to grow causing health issues to you and your family.