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Knowing the Early Signs of a Shower Leak

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 usually grow and develop if you have a hidden water leak because they thrive on dark and moist areas, and pipes. While it is true that it is just normal for a little mildew to occur where water accumulates such as the corner of a shower, having mold or mildew on non-shower walls means a leaking pipe, and the longer you are able to detect and repair the leak, the faster and easier the mold and mildew will grow.

Blistering wallpaper or paint is another clear sign of bathroom leak or shower leak. The adhesive bond between the wall and paint is eliminated if moisture and water seep in, separating the two and causing the paint to rise and fall off in pieces, and same is true with wallpapers. A stained or warped wall is another sign that you have a water leak in your bathroom. The dry wall softens and starts to bubble when it is exposed to moisture. Sagging of the dry wall and leaking of accumulated water happens as the water reaches the ceiling. 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. In fact, a bathroom floor rarely experience water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it or if there is a water leak. If your bathroom is cracking, buckling, or beginning to stain for unknown reasons, then hidden water must be the culprit. The water can come from the pipe directly underneath the floor, or the water might have traveled there from another location. The tiles may lose its adhesion, becoming too loose and allowing you to easily remove a piece because of exposure to water and moisture underneath.

You’ll likely see stains on the ceilings if your bathroom on the second floor has a water leak. Check the patch of ceiling located in the room just right beneath your bathroom for signs of water damage. You may also find stains on the ceiling farther away because water may also travel a long distance. Any copper, dark, or brown stain is a sign of water leak and a sagging ceiling is a sign that water from a leak reaches the area.

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