It is left untreated, a shower or bathroom leak can cost you much money most especially if it leads to a very serious water damage to your floors, walls, and paint. What are the different early warning signs of shower leak that need the help of a professional plumber? Mold and mildew usually start to grow and develop on moist and dark areas of hidden water leak areas such as your shower room or bathroom going to your flooring and walls. 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. A stained or warped wall is another sign that you have a water leak in your bathroom. The dry wall softens and starts to bubble when it is exposed to moisture. 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. If your bathroom is cracking, buckling, or beginning to stain for unknown reasons, then hidden water must be the culprit. The water usually come from the pipe directly underneath the bathroom floor, or the water might have traveled there from another area, making it soft and spongy to touch. 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.
You would notice stains on ceilings if you have water leaks in your bathroom located on a second floor. 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 see stains on the ceiling farther away since water may travel a long distance. A brown, dark, or copper stain is a clear sign of water leak and so as a sagging ceiling.