As home and business owners, you’ve probably encountered water leaks in one form or another. Maybe you noticed a musty odor in the attic or a dark stain on the ceiling. It’s never a pleasant experience, and some leaks are more obvious than others. Regardless, it’s important to find the source sooner rather than later to avoid costly repairs. That’s why we’re sharing three red flags to help you detect water leaks fast.  

#1 Peeling or Bubbling Paint and Wallpaper

Peeling or bubbling surfaces are a common indicator of water leaks behind walls. The excessive amount of moisture results in a loss of adhesion, causing the exterior surface to lift and morph. A water leak behind a wall requires immediate attention. Contact a plumber or roofer to find and resolve the source of the issue immediately. After the leak has been fixed, Rockwood Painting can repair peeling or cracking surfaces.

#2 Staining or Discoloration

When moisture gets absorbed into drywall and sheetrock, it can cause discoloration and staining. Yellow, brown, and copper are the most common colors associated with water damage and should be addressed immediately. Water staining is commonly caused by a backflow of water from your gutters to your roof, behind your walls.

#3 Wall Warping

Water and moisture can cause exterior structures to bend and curve. If you notice a wall beginning to distort, contact a plumber or roofer immediately as this is a clear indicator of a leak. Excessive warping can lead to structural damage, which can be extremely expensive to repair. We can repair the damage that’s resulted from a leaking roof at an affordable price.

It’s important to contact a plumber or roofer at the first signs of a leak. Rockwood Painting can repair the damage after leaks have been resolved, and get your home or business looking brand new. Contact us today for a free examination!