Have you noticed a brown stain appear on a wall in your home? Is your wall paint bubbling or peeling? A damaged wall, when touched, will often have small pieces of paint and plaster fall away. The flooring below the damaged wall, especially if carpet, can also be stained or damp. There are numerous reasons why this damage has occurred, but the most common culprit is water damage.
A leaking pipe within a wall cavity causes water to pool which in turn causes damage. This can often be seen in the bottom corner of a wall where water has dripped down and pooled. A sign that a bathroom may have leaking pipes is if a wall in an adjacent room is stained and peeling. Homes with a bathroom that comes off a hallway, may even notice bubbles, peeling paint or rust at the base of the hallway’s door frame.
If not inspected and repaired, water damage can become a costly and serious issue.
Do you suspect a leaking pipe in a wall in your home? Here’s what to do:
- Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas
- Don’t Use the Area
- Understand your Insurance Policy
Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas
Known as the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ a call to our team of professionals should be the first call you make if you suspect a leaking water pipe. The sooner the damage is assessed and repaired, the less chance of extensive and costly damage occurring. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas have the expertise, tools and equipment required to locate the leak, assess the damage and fix the problem.
Don’t Use the Area
Continuing to use water where there is a leak can cause further damage, it’s encouraged to avoid using taps, toilets or showers where you suspect a leak. If water damage is visible, it means secondary damage has already occurred increasing the chances of mould forming and growing. Mould can cause health risks and cause more extensive damage. Rust may also appear on metal door frames and quickly spread if the leak is not repaired.
Understand Your Insurance Policy
Depending on the cause of leaking pipes it may be covered by your insurance policy. Thoroughly read your policies product disclosure to know what causes of damage are covered. Each policy and level of cover varies meaning there is no general rule when it comes to knowing what contributing factors are and aren’t covered.
Do you suspect a leaking pipe in a wall in your home? Call Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough today
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Busselton/Dunsborough are your local experts when it comes to plumbing maintenance and emergencies. They can inspect the issue and give you a FREE quote on repairs. Call the team today on 9759 1317 for trustworthy advice and reliable service.