Signs a Water Leak that Warrants Leak Repair Could be Lurking in Your Bathroom

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in South End Plumbing Blog | 1 comment

Although water leaks that require immediate leak repair can wreak havoc in your bathroom, it can be hard to tell whether or not there’s a problem. If you’re not sure whether or not you should call us at South End Plumbing for leak repair, there are several signs you should watch out for.

Signs a Water Leak that Warrants Leak Repair Could be Lurking in Your Bathroom

  • Mildew and Mold- Even if you clean your bathroom to perfection every week, mold and mildew can still develop if there’s a water leak. While it’s normal for a little bit of mold to develop where water accumulates, like up in the corner of your shower, mold gathering on non-shower walls or in corners of your bathroom are both signs that indicate a leak could exist.
  • Damaged Paint- Overtime, steam from your shower can cause the paint or the wallpaper on your bathroom walls to peel or fade. However, if you wake up one day and there’s a sudden change in the way your bathroom paint or wallpaper looks, there’s a good chance you could have a leak in this room.
  • Smell- When a pipe in your bathroom starts to leak, the water that builds up over time will start to smell. If there’s a musty stench in your bathroom that just won’t go away, there may be a leak somewhere in the vicinity.

Signs a Water Leak that Warrants Leak Repair Could be Lurking in Your Bathroom

Leak RepairFailure to get a bathroom leak taken care of as soon as possible could result in expensive and extensive damage. If you notice any of these signs, contact us right away for leak repair.

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  1. I actually just found a water leak last night in my apartment. I noticed that some towels I keep under my sink were damp and I’m very glad I caught it when I did. Thanks for sharing these water leak signs!

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