When property owners begin a home remodel, they typically set out with the purpose of improving the look of their home. However, it is equally important for all systems to be functioning properly at the end of your renovation. This is especially true for home remodeling in Franklin County, TN that involves plumbing changes or updates. It is best to work with a skilled plumber throughout the renovation process to ensure all leaks, drips and water hazards are handled in advance.
If you’re wondering how to know when repair services are needed for your home, consider the following signs that there may be a leak in your plumbing system:
- Bubbling or cracking surfaces: Your average shower or bath time routine shouldn’t be enough to cause major damage to the surfaces in your bathroom. When wallpaper, paint and tiles show signs of damage, it’s usually because of a plumbing problem. Any kind of warping or bubbling of your walls, paint or wallpaper usually means that the inner surface of your wall’s materials are wet and being damaged by a leak. Similarly, when floor tiles crack or show abnormal discoloration it can be a warning sign that water from a leaky pipe is affecting the tile’s foundation.
- Mildew and mold: If mildew or mold find their way into your bathroom, it can be a sign that you have a hidden leak in your plumbing system. Because mold and mildew grow in wet areas, leaks can lead to the formation of this unwelcome growth. The moisture from the leak usually seeps under floor tiles and down pipes in cabinets, meaning that many homeowners are not even aware that mold or mildew exists on their property. If you notice an abnormal amount of mildew between tiles or on your shower, tub and sink surfaces, it’s time to call a professional.
- Discolored walls and ceilings: When your home’s drywall gets wet, it can lead to warping and discoloration. If you notice a wall in your bathroom – or any other room – starting to bubble, sag, protrude or distort, it is usually a sign that a leak is occurring. Likewise, if your wall or ceiling becomes discolored in a concentrated spot, you may have a leak that is dripping onto the lower levels of your home. Should your ceiling start to sag, it is important to call a plumber for assistance, immediately.
- Musty odors in your bathroom: If your bathroom is giving off a musty or stuffy smell it may be a sign that there is a leak. Stagnant water that drips from leaky plumbing can quickly become stale and grow mold. An experienced plumber will be able to easily identify these signs of damage and ensure they don’t carry over into your new home remodel.
If you suspect that your home may have a leak and is in need of a plumbing repair, it’s important to work with a professional to correct the problem and avoid further damage. For more information on plumbing and home remodeling in Franklin County, TN, consult the skilled professionals at EDM Group today.