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January 24, 2023

How Do You Tell If Pipes Are Leaking Behind a Wall?

How Do You Tell If Pipes Are Leaking Behind a Wal?

A hidden water leak is one of the most serious problems a homeowner can face. Unfortunately, a water leak behind a wall can also be difficult to detect until there’s major damage, usually meaning major expenses.

There are several signs of hidden water leaks that you can look for. Recognizing those signs and taking those steps might be the difference in preventing a bad problem from becoming a very expensive mess.

How Do You Tell If Pipes Are Leaking Behind a Wall?

Why Pipe Leaks Behind Walls Are So Serious

You might already know why a leaking pipe behind a wall is such a serious matter, but in case you don’t, let’s briefly cover that.

Wood, drywall, wallpaper, and insulation will absorb excess water and moisture, leading to bubbling, stains, deterioration, and warping. That’s not even the worst.

If not caught early, the leaking can lead to one or both two severe problems. The first is structural damage, including the potential collapse of ceilings and walls, which is a mess, a big expense, and a major safety risk. The other is the growth of mold and mildew, which thrive in dark, damp places. They can also cause structural damage and release spores into the air that, if breathed in, can be harmful to people.

Signs of a Water Leak Behind Walls

Now, let’s talk about trouble signs you can detect with your eyes. If you see one or more of the following, don’t delay to call a plumber. Even if you don’t already have an emergency on your hands, you might soon.

Other Ways To Check for Water Leaks Behind Walls

Now that we’ve gone over the can’t miss signs, let’s look at ways to check for hidden leaks when there aren’t obvious signs.

Contact a Reliable Plumbing Service

For your Fort Lauderdale plumbing needs, 4 Star Plumbing Services is up to any job. If you suspect a leak or need any other kind of plumbing services, we’re here for you.

With 4 Star Plumbing Services, you’ll be working with a fully licensed and insured company that only sends uniformed, professionally trained and certified technicians out to you. All of our technicians also have to pass criminal background checks and drug tests so that you can feel safe about letting us into your home.

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Sean Hasle is a third-generation plumber and he and his family have been serving the South Florida area since 1957. He is a licensed plumbing, underground utility, and fire contractor. Sean is married with two young boys and he spends time giving back to the community through Rotary International and coaching his son's little league baseball.

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