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Signs of hidden bathroom water leaks
Not all water leaks are readily obvious geysers spraying water in that comical way we saw in cartoons. Many leaks are hard to spot and even harder to find. Leaks that are left to fester can cause serious and expensive damage to floors, ceilings, walls, paint, sheetrock, and insulation. Even if you don’t think you have a leak in your home you should watch for signs these signs to keep your home safe and protect its value. In addition to preventing damage to the home’s interior by shoring up leaks a leaking faucet wastes 259 gallons of water per month according to the US Dept. of Energy. This means wasted water and higher bills.
Mold or Mildew
You can clean your bathroom 5 times a day and you won’t be able to get rid of mold or mildew that is hidden under bathroom cabinetry, in walls, or under floors. Mold grows, lives, and loves the dark and moist areas where pipes run under floors and in walls. While it is normal for some homes to develop some mildew in shower or bath corners or on the shower curtain mildew developing in other areas of the bathroom is a sign that something is wrong. It’s important to watch for mold and mildew and call for help before the quality of the air in your home becomes unhealthy.
Damaged Wallpaper or Paint
A wall that has blistering wallpaper or paint is another sign of a leak.
Watch for walls that have paint or wallpaper that is blistering, it is a sign of a water leak. While it is possible for steam from hot showers to cause wallpaper to become loose it should not cause blistering. When moisture from bathroom leaks gets between the sheetrock and the wallpaper or paint it compromises the adhesion of the wall covering and causes it to blister.
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.
Walls which are warped or stained with water marks is an obvious sign that your home has water leaks.
Drywall or sheetrock gets mushy and will break apart more easily when it gets wet. It will bubble up and get much softer. Water that has made it into the ceiling will cause it to sag down and possibly fall. Repairing leaks that cause damage to walls many times involved removing the wall coverings and sheetrock to fix the leak. This will require having the wall repaired by patching and re-painting or wallpapering.
Water naturally goes to the lowest point in your home which is many times the floor. While most quality flooring can resist some water, if it is left to sit the flooring may begin to buckle, warp, crack and may become discolored. It is important to get leaks repaired and water removed quickly to prevent damage to flooring and prevent water from seeping under the floor into carpet, pads, or subflooring where it can grow mildew and mold. While water on your floor might be caused by a broken pipe under it there are a lot of sources that could be the source of the leak.
Depending on your floor type you might feel that it has become spongy or feels soft when walked on. Tile can also become loose which many times makes it easy to lit up and see if there is water. If there is a leak you may also find water in the subfloor.
Issues caused by leaking plumbing can go beyond simple cleanup and if left to fester may involve extensive home repairs to walls, floors, ceilings, and insulation removal.
Stains on the ceiling
If you have a second story bathroom the first sign that you have a leak may be yellow brown spots on your ceiling downstairs. If you notice these signs of leaks or damage on the ceiling under your bathroom or near it you should call for leak detection and repair.
While it is normal for us to jump out of the bath or shower wet and leave some water on the bathroom floor it will not cause water to leak down onto the ceilings. If you notice any brown, yellow, copper, or dark stains on the downstairs ceilings it is likely a water leak. If a ceiling is also sagging its a clear sign that not only is there a leak, but it is a considerably large one that needs immediate attention .
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.
If you have cleaned your home but have nagging smells of mildew or mold a leaking pipe can likely be the culprit. Water which stagnates smells of mildew and mold and will ruin the building materials in your home.
Bathroom Water Leak Repair in Phoenix
If you’ve cleaned your bathroom and the smell of mildew or mold persists you may have a leak in your bathroom. Many times leaks are hidden inside walls and never completely dry. Water will cause 2×4’s to warp, sheetrock to sag, wall coverings to slump off, and leads to the development of dangerous molds and air quality ruining mildew. If you have noticed any of the signs of leaks or you believe you have a leak in your home, please call us today!