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Water leaks in your University Park, Florida, home can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. Sometimes water leaks go undetected because they’re hidden behind walls or in rarely accessed areas of the home. Keep an eye out for these four signs of a water leak in your home so you can address it as soon as possible.

Staining on Walls or Ceilings

Most of your home’s plumbing is likely installed inside the walls and floors of your home. Leaks in those pipes can result in water being absorbed by the drywall in your home. If you notice any dark stains on your walls or ceilings, they could be caused by a leaking pipe. If these stains continue to get larger or darker, call a professional to inspect the area right away.

Peeling Paint or Wallpaper

Stains from leaks can be hidden by dark paint or wallpaper. If you notice bubbling or peeling on your paint or wallpaper, there could be a leak behind the walls in that area. Look where the wallpaper is separating or peeling away from the wall to locate where the leak is likely hidden. Revealing the stain under the paint or wallpaper can help a professional assessment.

Musty Odors

Water leaks can also increase the risk of biological growth, which can give off musty odors. If you smell something musty in your home, you should have the area inspected to determine whether growth is occurring behind the walls and to prevent further issues from developing in your plumbing system.


Puddles are a very common sign of water leaks. Some of the most common spots for water to collect include around your toilet or beneath your sinks. Call a plumber to your home to assess and fix the problem as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

If you suspect a water leak in your home, contact our team at Aqua Plumbing & Air by calling (941) 306-3715.

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