Do you know the signs of a hidden water leak in your bathroom? Let’s discuss them.
Bathroom leaks are quite common. An obvious bathroom leak may not be a serious problem since you’ll immediately try to repair it. The most problematic leaks are those that are hiding in difficult-to-spot areas of your bathroom. By the time you detect them, they have already caused severe damage. However, if you’re aware of the signs of a hidden bathroom leakage, you should be able to eliminate them before things get worse.
Here are some of the indications of leakage in your bathroom:
If you discover a loose faucet, there’s probably a hidden leak in the sink rim. If that turns out to be true, water must be seeping through the leak under the base of the socket. This should be easy to repair. All you need to do is tighten the base of the faucet from below and re-caulk around the unit.
Cracks and Damages
If you see cracks in any part of your bathroom or in the attached room, there’s probably a hidden leak. Likewise, if you see staining, softening, or cracks on the floor, walls or ceiling of your bathroom, the damages are probably a result of some leakage. The most noticeable damage appears on the wallpaper, paint, and drywall. Loose tiles are also a clear sign of a leak. Thus, if you come across any of these damages or conditions in your bathroom or attached bedroom, call a professional to inspect the leakage.
You expect your toilet to stay firm when you sit on it. If it shakes upon sitting, you know something is wrong. An unstable toilet is an indication of a toilet flange leak that occurs when the wax seal is damaged or punctured. In this case, you will need to get the wax ring replaced as well as level the floor surface so that your toilet stops rocking. You will need to call a plumbing professional to get this done.
Look out for moisture or water stains in your bathroom cabinets or those close to your bathroom— there might be a leak in the water supply line. You just can't ignore this. If you do notice a leak, you may have to replace the entire valve or simply tighten the packing nut. But again, this is something you can’t do on your own; you will need to call a plumber to address the leak.
If you sense a musty, earthy smell in your bathroom, similar to what you'd expect in an old basement, it means there is a leak. When the leaking water isn't evaporating adequately, it damages the surfaces and gives out this smell. Plus, the smell might also signify the presence of mold, a common result of water damage.
Hence, if you come across any of the above-stated signs, call a water damage restoration company and get your bathroom inspected for potential leaks. S.T.O.P., which serves in North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Summerlin, and many other areas, can help you out.
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