When shower leak or bathroom leak is neglected, it may lead to serious water damage, causing structural damage to your flooring, walls, and ruining your house paint. What are the different early warning signs of shower leak that need the help of a professional plumber? Mold and mildew proliferate under flooring or walls if you have hidden water leak because they love to thrive in dark and moist areas, providing them an ideal starting point to grow and develop. 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. The adhesive bond between the wall and paint is eliminated if moisture and water seep in, separating the two and causing the paint to rise and fall off in pieces, and same is true with wallpapers. A warped and stained wall is also a clear sign that you have a water leak in your shower or bathroom. The drywall becomes soft when it is exposed to moisture and it starts to bubble. 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. The water can come from the pipe directly underneath the floor, or the water might have traveled there from another location. You’ll find the floor always damp and tile loses its adhesion, becoming too loose and allowing you to easily remove a piece due to 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. Ensure that you check the patch of the ceiling in the room which is directly beneath the bathroom for signs and stains of water damage. You may also find stains on the ceiling farther away because water may also 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.