It is left untreated, a shower or bathroom leak can cost you much money most especially if it leads to a very serious water damage to your floors, walls, and paint. What are the different early warning signs of shower leak that need the help of a professional 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. While it is true that it is just normal for a little mildew to occur where water accumulates such as the corner of a shower, having mold or mildew on non-shower walls means a leaking pipe, and the longer you are able to detect and repair the leak, the faster and easier the mold and mildew will grow.
Blistering wallpaper or paint is another clear sign of bathroom leak or shower leak. When water gets in between the wall and the wallpaper, the adhesive bond is removed, thereby causing separation of the two, and so as with the paint, causing it to rise and fall off in pieces. Another clear sign that you have a water leak in your shower or bathroom is a stained or warped wall. The dry wall softens and starts to bubble when it is exposed to moisture. If the water leak reaches the ceiling, it can cause sagging and leaking of accumulated water. 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 bathroom has cracks, buckles, or stains for no obvious reason. Depending on the flooring you have, the water may come from the pipe directly underneath the floor, or the water might have traveled there from another place and moisture softens your floor and feels like sponge. 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.
You’ll likely see stains on the ceilings if your bathroom on the second floor has a water leak. 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. If you notice brown, dark, or copper stain, this is a clear indication of of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.