How To Spot And Prevent A Plumbing Leak

Some leaks are simple and can be easily repaired with a simple DIY. Others require the skill of a professional plumber to diagnose the problem and rectify it. 

If you believe you might have a severe plumbing leak, there are some simple tests that you can do order to ensure you don’t incur any water damage.

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Splash Leaking

A splash leak is actually the most common form of leak that occurs in a bathroom. Your pipes are completely fine. The problem comes from water escaping your shower and making its way under your flooring. You can stop this type of leak by checking the seal on your shower door to make sure no moisture is getting out while the water is running. You’ll want to reseal the shower before a bigger repair needed. 

There is also the possibility that while you are splashing in your shower or tub, water can make its way into cracks or gaps in your grout. That moisture can then wreak havoc on the walls behind your shower unit. Make sure that you routinely inspect the grout to ensure it is intact. 

Drain Leaks

A drain leak occurs when water finds its way in between the drain pipe and the exterior space around that pipe. You can test for this type of leak by filling up your tub or shower and seeing if there is water that escapes over the next hour or so. If there is water leaking then you could have a pretty severe mold or rot issue going on underneath your bathroom and you’ll want to give us a call. 

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