A shower leak may cost you expensive repairs if it is left untreated, leading to serious water damage to your walls, floors, and 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. 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.
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. Another clear sign that you have a water leak in your shower or bathroom is a stained or warped wall. The drywall becomes soft when it is exposed to moisture and it starts to bubble. 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. In fact, a bathroom floor rarely experience water damage unless you purposely let water sit on it or if there is a water leak. 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. You’ll find the floor always damp and tile loses its adhesion, becoming too loose and allowing you to easily remove a piece due to exposure to water and moisture underneath.
You would notice stains on ceilings if you have water leaks in your bathroom located on a second floor. Check the patch of ceiling located in the room just right beneath your bathroom for signs of water damage. It is also possible to see stains on the ceiling farther away since water may travel a long distance. A brown, dark, or copper stain is a clear sign of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.