It is important to fix a leak quickly to avoid it from causing structural damage. Not all leaks are obvious. They can be hidden in walls, ceilings, floors or walls. We have compiled a list of signs to help you identify these leaks.

What to look for

Mold Growth

Mold can be a sign of a hidden problem in your home. For mold and mildew to thrive, they need moisture. If you find mold growing in an area, it is likely that there is a leaky pipe.

Coloration of Ceilings or Walls

Ceilings and walls can become stained or discolored if they are exposed for a long time to excessive moisture. You may have a leak in the area or the surrounding area if there is not any visible water source.

Peeling or blistering wallpaper or paint

A hidden leak could also be indicated by wallpaper or paint peeling off or blistering. These signs can be caused by excess moisture in your walls. From the substrate to the top two layers of paint, blisters can occur. Although it is possible for the blisters to not be caused by a leak, it is important to keep an eye on it.

How to fix the problem

It’s important to act quickly if you see any of these signs. If you suspect that there is a hidden leak, you should call a professional Long Beach Plumber. A professional Long Beach Plumber will use his tools to find the leak and repair the problem quickly.