Water leaks can go undetected in your home, quietly and slowly causing damage behind walls and below floors and above ceilings. Eventually they show themselves and appear as water stains on walls and ceilings. The bathroom is a common place for water leaks, with many originating from a bath tub leak.
How Do You Know if You Have A Bath Tub Leak?
- Often, you’ll discover you have a bathtub leak when you notice a water stain on the ceiling below your bathtub.
- You may notice the floors in the bathroom are wet and uneven
- The walls in your bathroom may be stained, warped or with loose paint
Common Types of Bathtub Leaks
Drain Lake - If there is a leak in the drain, this can be very serious. When this occurs, water leaks from the bathtub, through the pipe under the floor and will cause ceiling damage or water damage to your floor joists.
Tile Leaks - Water can seep in behind your tiles when your grout starts to deteriorate. This type of bathtub leak can do damage to the wall, floor and joists. If you notice deteriorating grout or loose tiles, you should have it looked at right away.
Overflow Tube - If the fittings on this safety feature loosen, water can spill out and drip beneath the bathtub.
How to Fix A Bathtub Leak
When you are dealing with water leaks, it is often best to get a professional in who can assess the damage, check for mold and ensure a quick and safe repair. If you leave a water leak too long it can create health and safety concerns due to continued water damage, rot and mold.
If you’re concerned you have a bathtub leak, we invite you to call the experienced plumbers at Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite. We can help prevent the situation from becoming worse. If you leave a bathtub leak for too long you might end up with a collapsed ceiling. At Moore’s Plumbing, we’re proud to serve the Mesquite, Texas area for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs. We’re happy to help with your bathtub leak. Give us a call at 972-342-3709. We provide free estimates; we’re professional, efficient and get the job done right.