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Signs You May a Leaky Shower/Bathtub

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Damage from a leaky shower/bathtub.

Because you use it so frequently, a shower or bathtub leak can cause big problems in your home. Sometimes, the leak can cause quite a bit of damage before you’ve noticed it. Here are a few signs to look out for that may indicate a leak in your bathroom.

  1. Damaged Wall or Floor Structure

Over time, an undiscovered bathtub leak can cause severe damage to the structure of your house. If the walls or floors in your bathroom, or even the rooms around it, start to weaken, it might mean that there is a leak you cannot see.

  1. A Musty Odor

Where there is water damage, there is a chance of mold as well. If the leak is coming from the plumbing inside of the walls, you may be able to smell the growth before you can see it. If your bathroom is giving off a strong, musty odor that persists after cleaning, it is could possibly be caused by a hidden mold growth.

  1. Water Stains on the Ceiling of a Room Underneath

If you see water stains on the ceiling of a room beneath your bathroom, those stains may be caused by a shower pan or bathtub leak. Older shower pans/bathtubs that have worn out or new ones that have been installed incorrectly can cause damage to the surrounding area.

  1. An Unexpectedly High-Water Bill

Sometimes, the first sign of a water damage problem is not visual damage. If there is a continuous leak in your home, you might end up paying a lot more for water than you were expecting. If your bill looks too high, then a leak might be to blame.

If you see any of these signs of a shower or bathtub leak, you should have it examined quickly. Water can cause a lot of damage to the structure of your home if it’s not dealt with in a timely manner. Contact SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor, 970-353-1388, as soon as you notice the problem.

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