3 Waterproofing Tips from Someone With Experience

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 usually start to grow and develop on moist and dark areas of hidden water leak areas such as your shower room or bathroom going to your flooring and walls. It is just normal for mold and mildew to grow where water accumulates but not on non-shower walls, which is a clear sign of water leak, and the longer you are able to detect and fix water leaks, the faster and easier for the mold and mildew to grow.

Another sign of shower leak or bathroom leak is blistering wallpaper or paint. 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 drywall becomes soft when it is exposed to moisture and it starts to bubble. Sagging of the dry wall and leaking of accumulated water happens as the water reaches the ceiling. The only solution is to fix the water leak with the help of an expert and experienced plumber so the drywall is torn out, and afterwards, a painter will need to patch and paint the drywall. Unless there is a water leak or you purposely let water sit on it, a bathroom floor rarely experience water damage. Hidden water leak must be the culprit if your shower room or bathroom has buckles, cracks, or stains for unknown reason. 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.

If your bathroom is located on the second floor, you’ll notice staining on the ceilings if it has water leak. Ensure that you check the patch of the ceiling in the room which is directly beneath the bathroom for signs and stains of water damage. It is also possible to see stains on the ceiling farther away since water may travel a long distance. If you notice brown, dark, or copper stain, this is a clear indication of of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.

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