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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 different early warning signs of shower leak that need the help of a professional plumber? Mold and mildew usually grow and develop if you have a hidden water leak because they thrive on dark and moist areas, and pipes. It is just normal for mold and mildew to grow where water accumulates but not on non-shower walls, which is a clear sign of water leak, and the longer you are able to detect and fix water leaks, the faster and easier for the mold and mildew to grow.
Another sign of shower leak or bathroom leak is blistering wallpaper or paint. When moisture and water get between the wall and paint, the seal or bond is eliminated and it starts to separate the two, which causes the paint to rise from the wall and thereby falling off to pieces. A stained or warped wall is another sign that you have a water leak in your bathroom. A dry wall that is exposed to moisture will soften and begins to bubble, leading to warping and eventually breaking into pieces. If the water leak reaches the ceiling, it can cause sagging and leaking of accumulated water. In order to fix the leak, a professional plumber needs to tear out the dry wall, and a painter needs to patch and paint after the plumber is finished. 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 become too loose that is allows you to easily remove a piece due to exposure to water and moisture underneath because it loses adhesion.
If your bathroom is located on the second floor, you’ll notice staining on the ceilings if it has water leak. Check for signs of water damage or stains by inspecting the patch of ceiling located in the room just right beneath the bathroom. It is also possible to find water away from the ceiling because water may also travel a long distance from the actual source of water leak. If you notice brown, dark, or copper stain, this is a clear indication of of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.