Any leaks in your plumbing can cause huge problems for your home. Not only will they cost you money in wasted water, but they can also serious water damage to walls, flooring, and paint. If you have any leaks in your home’s plumbing system, it’s important that you have them repaired by a professional as soon as possible.
At Superior Service, our Sarasota plumbers can provide you with high quality leak repairs whenever you need them. We’ll be able to guarantee that our repairs will be thorough and accurate so that your home’s plumbing system will always be in great shape.
If you notice any of these signs, contact our professionals to have your plumbing system inspected and repaired:
Mold or Mildew
Mold and mildew will grow in your bathroom no matter how well or how often you clean it if you have a leak in your plumbing. Mold thrives in moist, dark areas, so if pipes that are hidden under your flooring or in your walls develop leaks, it will create the perfect place for mold to grow. If you notice mold or mildew growing in parts of your home, you may want to consider whether it’s being caused by plumbing leaks.
Damaged Paint or Wallpaper
If you’ve noticed that the paint or wallpaper in your bathroom has started to blister or crack, it could be a sign of a leak inside your walls. Except in rare cases, humidity from normal use of your bathroom should not damage paint or wallpaper. However, if water and moisture get between the wall and the paint, it can eliminate the bond between the two and cause the paint to fall of the wall. The adhesive that keeps wallpaper on your walls can have the same reaction.
When drywall is exposed to excessive moisture, it can become soft and start to bubble, ultimately warping. If your walls are mysteriously damaged or discolored, contact our plumbers to have your pipes inspected. We’ll be able to locate and repair any leaks in your home.
If your bathroom floor is buckling, cracking or beginning to stain for no obvious reason, chances are hidden water is the culprit. The water could be from a pipe directly underneath the floor, or it could have traveled there from another area. Depending on the type of flooring in your bathroom, moisture can make it feel spongy or soft. Tile may lose its adhesion and become loose, allowing you to easily remove a piece and possibly expose water or moisture underneath it.
This damage only gets worse with time, so it’s important to have any leaks repaired as soon as possible after they’ve developed.