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 subtle signs of shower leak that need the help of a 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.
Blistering wallpaper or paint is another clear sign of bathroom leak or shower leak. 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. 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. Sagging of the dry wall and leaking of accumulated water happens as the water reaches the ceiling. 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. If your bathroom is cracking, buckling, or beginning to stain for unknown reasons, then hidden water must be the culprit. The water can come from the pipe directly underneath the floor, or the water might have traveled there from another location. 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. 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. A brown, dark, or copper stain is a clear sign of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.