What to Do If You Find Damp Spots in Your Home

If your kitchen faucet leaks or your shower drain backs up, you know you have a plumbing issue and need to contact a professional plumber to fix it. But some of the worst troubles you might encounter in your plumbing will not appear with such obvious signs. Something you should pay careful attention to are damp spots in your home along the walls, floors, ceilings, or in the basement. You might dismiss these wet areas as inconsequential—but you shouldn’t. These are signs that you need to call a plumbing company.

For any plumbing repairs, trust the generations of experience at Larry & Sons, Inc.. We’ll diagnose those damp spots and get your plumbing working again before you know it.

Damp spots in your home can indicate a variety of problems, all of them serious dangers for your plumbing and home. Here are the two most common. For either of them, get on the phone right away to contact a professional plumber in Frederick, MD.

Leaking water pipes

Most of the plumbing in your home remains out of your sight. It moves through the walls, the floors and the ceilings. When leaks develop, chances are you won’t see them at first. But even the smallest leak will start to eat into the plaster of walls and warp floorboards. If you find damp spots on your walls or ceilings that you can’t explain from anything inside your home, you almost certainly have a leaking or busted pipe.

This requires professional repairs immediately. The leaking water is already causing serious damage to your house—only a little bit of water will start to ruin construction material—and it may already have created mildew growth that will lead to additional damage. The leaking will soon worsen and spread. It will also waste an immense amount of water that will have an unpleasant impact on your bills.

Broken sewer main

The sewer line that runs from your home out to the municipal line down the center of the street is the responsibility of the homeowner. If this line should suffer damage (often from tree roots) and back-up, it will first show up in a home as damp spots in the basement or the foundations. If you notice wet places in these locations, as well as a noxious odor, the problem needs emergency remedy. You don’t want a sewer problem damaging your house, and the trouble will continue to increase until the main line is repaired.

Don’t hesitate to get help when you find these mystery damps spots: the consequences of delay can be extremely costly. For a highly-trained plumber in Frederick, MD, contact Larry & Sons, Inc. today.