Beneath the walls of your home lie many water and drain pipes. If you notice a water stain on one or several walls in your home, it will normally be caused by one or several of these pipes leaking. A leaking water pipe may cause a water stain to appear on a wall or even worse can even cause water to leak from a wall.
At the first sign of a water stain appearing on a wall, it’s important to call a plumber like the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas. A professional plumber will assess the situation, identify the damage and repair or replace the leaking water pipes.
Read on to learn more about what causes water stains to appear on a wall including:
- Other signs of water damage to a wall
- What causes a water pipe within a wall to leak?
- Don’t delay calling a plumber if you suspect a leaking water pipe
Other signs of water damage to a wall
While a water stain or water leaking from a wall are obvious signs of water damage, there are other warning signs to be on the lookout for. Patches of mould on walls or cornices can be a result of water damage as can paint that is bubbling or concrete that is crumbling. It’s not only damage to walls that can indicate an issue. Water pooling on the floor under walls can also indicate a plumbing problem.
What causes a water pipe within a wall to leak?
There are many reasons why pipes or their connections can leak or burst. Over time, wear and tear on a pipe or their connection can cause them to rust. This results in the small cracks and holes to appear, causing them to leak. Water pressure can also damage water pipes. If water pressure is too high, the extra pressure can cause water pipes or their connection to puncture or even worse burst.
Don’t delay calling a plumber if you suspect a leaking water pipe
If you suspect you have a leaking water pipe, prioritise calling a plumber. The longer a leaking water pipe is left, the more extensive the damage can be. Delaying having a leaking water pipe repaired can result in an excessive water bill, more extensive damage to your home and is wasting precious water. A professional plumber will assess the situation, identify the damage and repair or replace the leaking water pipes.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water are your ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ and your plumbing professionals
With over 35 years’ experience, Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your trusted and reliable professionals, servicing the Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and surrounding areas. Mainline have the correct tools and equipment to detect leaking water pipes and the expertise to repair or replace water pipes.
Contact the team today in Bunbury on 9791 1608 or Busselton/Dunsborough on 9759 1317.