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Are you searching for “water leaking from upstairs bathroom”, “bathroom floor leaking water” or “upstairs shower leaking through ceiling”? If so, you probably have are noticing a sign of a hidden water leak in your bathroom. Read below to see if you have a water leak. IF you live or do business in the Mesa, AZ area and need bathroom leak repair services, give One Call Plumbing Services a call today.
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Whether you are checking for leaks proactively, or you know there’s a leak and you cannot locate it, the plumbers at One Call Services can help. Leaks might seem like small, mild annoyances, but they can cost hundreds of dollars in destruction when they aren’t dealt with early. Water accruing in hard-to-reach places can also result in mildew or mold buildup, making leak detection a crucial part of plumbing maintenance.
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Signs that you have a hidden water leak in the bathroom
You may need to look around to find your plumbing leak. If it is left untreated, the water leak may end up costing, more so if water damages the paint, walls and flooring. Look for these signs to see if you need to hire a plumber to fix your pipes or fixtures before things get worse. A leaking faucet will waste 259 gallons of water a month, according to the US Department of Energy.
Mold or Mildew
No matter how often or well the bathroom is cleaned, mildew or mold can show up if there is a hidden water leak. Mold lives on dark, moist areas and pipes that are hidden under the flooring or in the wall are the best point for a mildew or mold if the pipe has a leak.
Although it is normal for a bit of mildew to happen when the water accumulates, like in a shower corner, but mildew or mold on a non-shower wall or in corners of your bathroom is a sign that you have a water leak. A leaking pipe gives plenty of moisture, so the longer it takes you to find and fix the leak, the faster and easier it is for mold to grow.
Damaged Wallpaper or paint
A wall that has blistering wallpaper or paint is another sign of a leak.
In many cases, the steam from a hot shower shouldn’t cause wallpaper or paint to come loose. When moisture and water get between the wall and paint, it removes the bond and begins to separate them which causes the paint to fall from the wall. The same for wallpaper. The adhesive for the paper becomes less sticky and the paper will fall off.
Walls that are stained or warped without a reason, is one sign that you have a leak.
Whenever drywall becomes exposed to the moisture, it will start to bubble and get soft, which causes warping and breaking into pieces. If the leak goes to the ceiling, it will cause it to sag and leak water.
In order to fix this leak, a plumber will need to tear out the drywall, which requires someone to come in and patch and paint whenever they are done.
Unless you are letting water sit on the floor, flooring will rarely suffer from water damage unless there is a leak. If the bathroom floor is beginning to buckle, crack, or stain for no reason, then you could have a leak. The water could be from a pipe under the flooring, or it could have come from another area.
Depending on your flooring types, moisture could make if feel soft or spongy. Tile may become loose, which allows you to remove it and see if there is moisture or water underneath it. You will also find a damp subfloor.
Issues caused by a leak can go beyond water damage.
Stains on the ceiling
If your bathroom is on the second floor, you could find a leak under the bathroom by looking at the ceiling. Check the ceiling below the bathroom for signs of water damage or stains. Because water travels, it is possible to find water stains on the ceiling further down.
The occasional wet floor won’t cause leakage to actually damage anything under it. Any copper, brown, or dark stain on the ceiling is a water leak. Ceiling that are sagging is also a sign that water is reaching that area.
Smells from old, gathered water
Accumulated and old water from a leaky pipe will smell. Water that stagnates has a smell of its own and the building materials in your home or business do not react well to constantly moist conditions caused by leaking plumbing.