Black stains on the ceiling
Ceiling discolouration or black spots may signal the presence of the drip in general. However, if you have a black stain below a bathroom that is on your property’s second floor, the odds are that you have a toilet or shower leak.
Likewise, a shower drip can be the cause of a sagging ceiling. This can be dangerous as it can be a sign that your property’s structure is weak and can collapse on you.
The drains may stain, crack, warp and soften your home’s floor, including kitchen tiles, leading to costly repairs.
Mildew and Mould
If a toilet drip is not repaired promptly, it will produce mildew and mould, opening the door to potential health issues such as increased allergies, asthma, respiratory tract irritation, and even the deadly black fungus, which is highly toxic.
Blistering or peeling paint
If you notice that your walls start to blister or peel, this may be a consequence of deterioration caused by a water drain.
Another source of drips is Galvanized Steel drains or pipes, as these tend to develop corrosion and rust. If your property has these types of pipes, it is a good idea to replace them before they start leaking, in which case you will need to replace them anyway in addition to having to make any repairs for the damages caused by such pipe leaks.
It is normal to hear noises coming from the pipes in your house while you are using the water service, but if that is not the case and you still hear running water, vibrations, or rattling sounds, this could be due to a loose mount or fitting which could cause a drip inside your walls.
A decrease in water pressure
One of the main causes of a decrease in water pressure in your home is having sediment deposits in the pipes, poor valves, and toilet drains.
Your Water Bill keeps increasing
One of the most common reasons for the increase in your water bill is the existence of drainings. What starts with a single drop over time turns into thousands of gallons of water that is wasted but not overlooked by your Water Utilities company.