Water in walls

If you hear a dripping sound in your walls you could have leaky pipes, says Padilla, especially if you’re noticing a musty smell along with it. If you hear water running—even though no one is using it—check the house for running toilets or sticking flappers, Alfonso Jimenez, master plumber and president of Mr. Rooter Northern Colorado, told Good Housekeeping, “Next, check if your sprinkler system, dishwasher, or washing machine is running,” Jimenez continued. “If you’re still stumped, I would turn off the house’s water and check for visible water damage throughout the home, and look for water pooling in the yard, around the outside of the house, or in the crawl space.” Help prevent future pipe problems with these plumbing tips your plumber won’t tell you.