Repairing A Bathtub Or Shower

The amount of water that goes in and out of a bathroom makes it a prime target for moisture and water damage caused by leaks from bathtubs and showers. Catching a leak quickly is essential as it can greatly reduce the amount of damage that is caused by that leak. You should generally inspect your bathroom for leaks at least four times a year to make sure that everything is working properly. Taking the fifteen minutes that it takes to look for these problems can save you hours of time and also loads of money in the long run so make sure that you stay on top of your inspection.

Bathtubs And Showers

There are so many places that you need to maintain on your bathtubs and showers to ensure that you aren’t at risk for water damage. You should inspect the walls for cracks in the tiles, gaps in between the tiles where the grout has worn away, and also the caulking where the bathtub meets the walls. When you are looking for an invisible leak you should watch the walls around the bathtub for discoloration and you can usually spot a leak or a clog if the bathtub always hold a small amount of water and never dries.

Plumbing

Finding problems with the plumbing can be a very trying task as all the pipes are hidden inside of the walls of the bathtub and are not easily accessible. The easiest way to spot potential problems with the plumbing is by paying attention to the flooring near the bathtub and also to the walls that surround the tub. Moisture will cause stains on the exterior of the wall and this will give you an approximate location of where the potential leak is located.

Sinks And Cabinets

Sinks are one of the few places that people to think to look when they are looking for potential problems with their bathtubs and their showers. However it is often a great place to look for water damage and signs of increased moisture when you are trying to narrow down exactly where your bathtub or shower is leaking from.