A homeowner’s guide to checking bathroom leaks
September 7th, 2021
Bathroom leaks are a common phenomenon in homes and businesses. The first sign of a leak is usually water stains on the ceiling. It is a sign that the leak has caused severe damage, and you need to call Plumbing Emergency 24/7 to inspect and fix the problem.
By staying alert for the tell-tale signs of bathroom leaks, you can save yourself expensive future repair bills.
Bathroom floor leaks
Prolonged exposure to water results in vinyl flooring rotting and curling at the edges. Tiles floors leak through cracked tiles, or you might face problems with the grouting. Ensure to find a trusted bathroom fitter so that there is no problem with the tiling work and you can prevent significant damage.
Leaks originating from a toilet are typically caused by a leak between the waste pipe and the toilet. So, water will leak every time you flush your toilet. Since toilets are used more than showers, the damage to the floors can quickly escalate to become an expensive plumbing issue.
Bath drain leaks
In a bathroom, the most common places where leaks form are around drains and plugs. The leak is usually slow and difficult to detect. One of the simplest ways to detect a leaking drain in the bathtub is by plugging the hole and filling the bathroom with little water. After a while, check if the water level has dropped. If it has, it is an obvious sign that there is a leak.
It is a good idea to check the seals around your showerhead and shower from time to time. There might be an undetected leak which may lead to a serious plumbing problem. If the water is constantly leaking and comes in contact with the surrounding floor or wall, it can cause severe damage.
You must not ignore shower leaks as they might result in extensive renovation work. Do not hesitate to connect with our expert plumbers if you need help detecting a leak in your shower.
To find out bathtub leaks, you need to check all seals and areas for gaps. However, it might be difficult to spot leaks because water disperses slowly. Also, leaks from pipes are not the easiest to detect as the pipework is often hidden behind walls and bathroom panelling. In such cases, look if there are any water stains on the walls or ceilings.
If water leaks are hidden, the best solution would be to switch off the water supply in your home or office and give us a call. Here at Plumbing Emergency 24/7, we are equipped and have access to the right resources to help detect and fix a leak.