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When There Have a Leak in a Wall!

Published:2021-04-14 15:32

Wall water leaking
As we know that more of the water leaks are caused by the defective plumbing, but leaks can also come from rainwater draining down inside the walls or from a cracked and leaky foundation, and also water-seepage from windowsill.

Long-term water leakage may cause damage to the structure in the wall, also have come out with serious mould problems in the wall. So, we can detect water leaks in wall by looking for key signs of water damage, such as wall peeling, paint peeling, or patches of discoloration. Besides that, a musty smell indoors also can indicate a water leak.

From this article, there have some key signs of wall water leaking.
1. Look for standing puddles of water near a wall.
This is the easy way for us to see whether there has a leak in our wall such as if we see the floor is always wet in a certain area or corner area in home.
Stagnant water near a wall

(Stagnant water near a wall)

Stagnant water near a wall

(Stagnant water near a wall)

 
2. Inspect walls for a change in texture.
It is look like a bubble-like texture if there is wall water leaking, the paint will twist and buckle, forming rips or bubble-like shapes as the water distorts their usual texture.
Wall for a change in texture
(Wall for a change in texture)


 
3. Signs of mould or mildew.
If a leak in a wall has gone on for some time, mould may be growing in and on your wall. In its early stages, mould looks like a dense cluster of black or brown dots. Even if you don’t see mould, it may still be growing inside of the walls that have been saturated with water by the leak. Mould can cause allergies, and lead to other potentially serious health problems. If you see mould growing on a wall, remove the mould and fix the leak in your wall.
Mould growing on a wall

(Mould growing on a wall)

Mould growing on a wall

(Mould growing on a wall)
 

4. Look for discoloration on a wall.
If there is a wall leaking, eventually the outer surface of the wall will take on some discoloration, whether it is wallpapered, wood, or even drywall is slightly washed out or has a lighter colour than the surrounding area.
Discoloration on a wall)

(Discoloration on a wall)
 

5. Any musty smells.
Since water that leaks into walls and will not dry, the walls will begin to give off a humid, musty odour. Musty-smelling walls will often be accompanied by other signs of a leak (e.g., discoloration).

 
6. Leaks in foundation walls.
Given the right conditions, water can seep into your house through the foundation walls. These leaks are seldom caused by faulty plumbing. Foundation walls crack and leak when water soaks into the walls and eventually begins to drain inside of your basement.

Article refer to wikiHow

 
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