A very popular saying in Hindi reads “Diwaron ke bhi kaan hote hain” but how we wish our walls actually had a mouth to speak then ears to hear. A talking wall would very conveniently tell us its current state of condition. But irrespective of that walls have their own way of communicating their damaged condition by giving us various signs of leakage… have you ever tried to listen?
1. Paint Starts Chipping Off – The loose water inside the wall rooted by leakage saturates the dry wall and causes the paint to lose adhesion, as a result of which the paint on the exterior peels off.
2. Water Spots Appear on Exterior Walls – The water that seeps in the wall voids often mark out as visible stains as it slowly saturates the adjacent wall board or ceiling.
3. Fungal Growth on Walls – The water that accumulates in the walls starts promotes fungal growth which can be then seen with naked eyes on the exterior of the walls.
4. Unpleasant Odours – Hidden residual water stagnates and fosters mold and bacterial growth. This produces a musty, earthy smell that hints the unseen water damage.
A leakage on a wall is not the one to be ignored. If you see any of the above signs developed or even on the verge of developing immediately get your walls treated by getting a waterproofing solution done. Your walls can’t speak but you make sure you hear!