My Walls Are Wet! Do I Have a Water Leak in my Carlsbad CA Home?
It’s always alarming when you notice the signs of a water leak – or at least think the signs are pointing towards a leak. Right away, you might worry about the problem costing a lot of money to resolve and having to deal with the messy aftermath a water leak entails from the replacement of baseboards to the need to dry and dehumidify your soaked carpets and rugs. It’s a long, lengthy, and tiring process.
So, when you notice that a wall in your home is wet, you might instantly go into freak-out mode, which is understandable. A water leak can be a very big deal, no doubt. Although it’s always best to have a professional help you figure out if you have a water leak on hand, reading below will help you have a better understanding of whether or not you may have one.
Wet Walls Don’t Always Mean a Water Leak But Can
It’s true that noticing wet spots or dampness on a wall is a common sign of a water leak. Although, it doesn’t always mean that you do, for sure, have a leak occurring. Condensation after a hot shower, poor drainage, or high indoor humidity may be to blame.
Your wet wall situation may or may not be a result of water leak, but because moisture and water can damage drywall and lead to the growth of mold and/or mildew, it’s best to have someone survey the situation thoroughly and make a decision to stop the moisture or wet spots from reaccumulating or worsening.
Signs You Have a Residential Water Leak
Apart from wet walls, below are some other common signs of a water leak. (Note that you don’t have to notice all the following symptoms in order to have an active water leak.)
- Sound of running water
- Higher-than-usual water bill
- Strange, musty odors
- Growth of mold or mildew
- Warped floors and baseboards
- Build-up of water that reappears shortly after it has been cleaned up
Get Water Leak Detection from 1st Choice Plumbing
Sometimes you can never be so sure whether or not there’s a leak somewhere inside your home. So, when in doubt, we say call 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration. Doing so can give you peace of mind that your plumbing isn’t leaking after all, or that if there is a leak, that it will be resolved soon.
Right now, our company is offering great deals on services pertaining to water damage and the like, so we recommend setting up an appointment soon if you want to take advantage of the savings.
Call 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration to set up a Carlsbad, CA appointment at 866-437-0205.