Exterior water leaks
An undetected water leak can take time to locate until you start to see some water damage.Unfortunately ceilings, walls and floors are a victim to costly repairs.
This exterior window leak was not repaired correctly
and caused water damage on the interior wall and baseboard. It was more noticable when the carpet was pulled away from the wall.
During a home watch inspection any sign of possible water entry is considered and not ruled out. As a home owner preforming a self-home inspection from time to time is good preventative maintenance.
The longer the leak goes unnoticed and untreated the more damage it can potentially do. Mold starts to form behind the walls and baseboards.
Many skylight leaks occur when water runs between the shingles and the skylight flange.