Know the Warning Signs of Bathroom Water Leaks Problems
When shower leak or bathroom leak is neglected, it may lead to serious water damage, causing structural damage to your flooring, walls, and ruining your house paint. What are the subtle signs of shower leak that need the help of a plumber? Mold and mildew proliferate under flooring or walls if you have hidden water leak because they love to thrive in dark and moist areas, providing them an ideal starting point to grow and develop. A leaking pipe has plenty of moisture, and the longer you are able to detect and repair the leak, the faster and easier the mold will grow.
Another sign of shower leak or bathroom leak is blistering wallpaper or paint. When moisture and water get between the wall and paint, the seal or bond is eliminated and it starts to separate the two, which causes the paint to rise from the wall and thereby falling off to pieces. Another clear sign that you have a water leak in your shower or bathroom is a stained or warped wall. A dry wall that is exposed to moisture will soften and begins to bubble, leading to warping and eventually breaking into pieces. If the water leak reaches the ceiling, it can cause sagging and leaking of accumulated water. The solution is fixing the water leak with the help of a plumber so that the dry wall is tear out, and a painter will need to patch and paint afterwards. A bathroom floor rarely experience water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it or if there is a leak. If your bathroom is cracking, buckling, or beginning to stain for unknown reasons, then hidden water must be the culprit. The water usually come from the pipe directly underneath the bathroom floor, or the water might have traveled there from another area, making it soft and spongy to touch. The tiles become too loose that is allows you to easily remove a piece due to exposure to water and moisture underneath because it loses adhesion.
If your bathroom is located on the second floor, you’ll notice staining on the ceilings if it has water leak. Check the patch of ceiling located in the room just right beneath your bathroom for signs of water damage. It is also possible to find water away from the ceiling because water may also travel a long distance from the actual source of water leak. If you notice brown, dark, or copper stain, this is a clear indication of of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.