But what if your bathtub or shower has leaks that you can't repair yourself? You'll soon find out that it's also going to give you some sort of headaches.
Finding shower and bathtub leaks can be tricky to many, thus it requires professional knowledge.
When locating leaks in your bathtub, there are five common areas to look for: the faucet, bathtub body, faucet, drain, and the overflow pipe. In worst cases, you may also need to evaluate very carefully your pipes and drainage system. For minor leaks in the tub and faucet grout, applying waterproof sealant may do the trick.
Meanwhile, there are a couple of warning signs of a leaking shower. They may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Wet or smelly carpet
- Bubbling paint on walls
- Missing grout on the wall and floor
- Dirty or moldy silicone
- Discolored grout or tiles in or around the shower
- Swollen architraves or timber door frames
- Buckling floors and jamming bathroom doors
If you observe any of these, don't think twice of calling a professional. Otherwise, you'll let the problem get worse.
Why you should never ignore leaks in the shower and bathtub?
Leaks won’t only cause high water costs, but it will likewise result to unsafe conditions in the house. Moreover, shower leaks can also be a nuisance as it could interfere with some of the basic things you do such as brushing your teeth, applying your makeup, etc. Moreover, increased humidity brought by leaks would increase a bathroom’s susceptibility to molds.
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