Water is an essential part of our everyday life. It is therefore expected that each building be it residential or commercial has an access to water.

However, damage caused by water is usually quite serious and could even lead to the collapse of the building.

Is your building safe from such damage? You should detect water leaks in walls to ensure your safety.

You may be wondering; how do you detect these leaks? The following are some of the signs to look out ;

  • Occurrence of wet spots on the wall.
  • Extreme water bills.
  • Formation of mold on the walls.

Once you notice these things in your home, it would be advisable if you acted promptly. However, it is crucial for you to understand the causes of water leaks. This will allow you to possibly prevent the leakage.

The following are some of the common of leaks on walls;

Shattered seals. 

Seals are placed on appliances and various parts of the home. The seals are subject to wear and tear. 

Once the seals get broken, there is a high chance that a water leak will occur.

It would also be best if you ensured that the seals, especially those on the water connectors are correctly installed.


When metal comes into contact with water, rusting occurs. The rust is mostly formed on the plumbing system.

As your plumbing system ages, look out for rust since it leads to broken pipes. The broken pipes lead to water leakages.

Extreme water pressure.

Your plumbing system probably has a limit of the amount of water pressure it can handle.

When water is at a high pressure, it leads to strain on the pipes which eventually causes their breakage.

It is always advisable to have the water pressure checked by a plumber just to be sure that you are using the appropriate water pressure.

Temperature changes.

Most pipes in plumbing systems are made from metal. Metal expands when heated.

Therefore, changes in temperature lead to the expansion and contraction of the metals. This leads to the wear and tear of the pipes.

This leads to the damage of the pipes hence water leaks.

Clogging in pipes.

You have probably experienced clogging in your pipes before. This is usually caused by various reasons.

However, did you know that the clogging could lead to water leaks? The clogs lead to busted pies and overflowing of water.

In addition to that, the clogs lead to broken wipes.

Poor installation of water connectors.

Poorly installed water connectors are a common cause of water leaks. Over time the water connectors become loose.

This is caused by constant movement of the hoses and pipes.

As your connectors are being installed, you need to make sure that it is done by a professional to avoid such situations.

In addition to that, it would be best if you had the water connectors tightened every once in a while to ensure they work properly.

Occurrence of damage on pipe joints.

When it comes to pipes, their weakest point is where they are joined to other pipes.

These weak points cause water leaks when they get destroyed.

It would therefore be best if you had the pipe repaired as soon as you notice a blemish.