Signs of a Hidden Water Leak in Your Bathroom

Signs of a Hidden Water Leak in Your Bathroom

If left untreated, a bathroom water leak can cost you, especially if it leads to any serious damage to flooring, walls or paint. So, this means you may need to poke around in areas that are not so obvious. Look for subtle signs that determine whether you need to fix leaking pipes or plumbing fixtures before things really get worse. Here are 6 tips that will help you determine whether you need to call your plumber or not…
1. Mildew or mold
No matter how good or often you clean your bathroom, mildew and or mold can spring up if you have a hidden water leak.
2. Damaged paint or wallpaper
If your wall has blistering wallpaper or paint, then that could be another sign of a bathroom leak. When water gets between the wall and paint it begins to eliminate the bond and starts to separate the two.
3. Damaged walls
If your wall is stained or warped for no apparent reason, then it is clear that you have a plumbing leak in your bathroom. To fix this leak, a plumber will have to tear out the drywall to fix the issue.
4. Damaged flooring
Unless your someone who purposely lets water sit on your floor, a bathroom floor rarely suffers from water damage that is of course unless you have a leak. The leak could be coming from a pipe directly under the floor or could have possibly traveled from another area.
5. Stains on ceilings
For stains and sign of water damage, check the patch of the ceiling directly beneath your bathroom (if you have a bathroom on the next level up).
6. Smell from old, accumulated water
Old water that has been accumulating for a long time will begin to start to smell bad. If you regularly clean your bathroom and start to smell a musty odor its most likely from a hidden leak.

Don’t let a pesky leak put a damper on your day! Call Mike’s Plumbing and Heating to have your plumbing problem fixed today!

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