Superior pipework and construction in a house or building will result in error-free walls, structures, and rooms. You’ll see it in the flawless form and texture of the rooms, walls, and flooring. The different materials in your house or property will also remain in good shape.

Because the pipework and plumbing in the house or property lies beneath layers of concrete, any damage over the years may be difficult to detect. Some areas like the basement or walls may start bearing small signs of water damage that go bad over time and will need major cleaning and restoration. Today, we’ll discuss some of these signs of water damage and where they come from.

Detecting Water Leaks

Slight discolorations on walls and lower parts of the house are the usual locations to see major signs of water damage. Water damages the paint job, even if it’s waterproof or liquid resistant. Leaks are usually visible from a higher position near the ceilings, where a bathroom or upper plumbing work is located. They manifest in small spots and worsen gradually from rust mixing with water, or worse, dirty water or sewage spills.

The slight discoloration may be unnoticeable at first, but the water stains and mold are undeniable. Any easily degradable materials, such as wood, drywall, paint, insulation layers, and even small metal parts that are not stainless steel may rot and deplete if left unchecked. 

Other rarely checked parts of your house, such as lower rooms and basements, may already bear unnoticed damage marks. You may need mold remediation to remove advanced water rot on degradable materials.

Unexact Locations and Source Positions

Water leaks will start from broken pipes, broken seals, loose joints or connectors, and major trauma from external forces, such as earthquakes or other natural disasters. Even if the property went through disaster restoration, it is all too easy to miss the damaged pipes and plumbing that had no damage before and were gradually diminished over time.

The huge problem with these leaks is the rooms beneath a bathroom or existing plumbing extensions. It may extend water damage to the items within that room.

Minor Checking Can Help Detect Water Damage

Water leaks can be difficult to detect because the water damage may not occur at the exact piping system locations. Sometimes they might end up showing signs of water damage below or on the sides—possibly due to water flow or some structural trait that leads the leaks elsewhere. Remember to check ceilings, walls, and basements for damaged trails and actual water leaks. There already might be slight flooding, especially in the basement.

Inconsistent water meter readings are also sure signs of water damage. First from higher water bills than before and running meters that go on after shutting down your main water supply source. These extraneous water activities are sure signs you’ve got a leak going.

Final Notes

Since water damage can stem from your plumbing, it can be difficult to detect them at once. Even with regular checking, you may miss some of these spots until they start going bad. Its effects will eventually show up. These include discoloration, wet and soiled internal wall parts, and damage to easily degradable materials. The best thing to do is conduct regular checkups to have them repaired and restored quickly.

Redline Restoration urges you to check and maintain your house and look at plumbing network locations for these damage signs. In the event of extensive water damage, we are the restoration specialists you need to contact. Call us today and get your property restored right away.