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leak detectionAt some point or another, every homeowner will experience some kind of plumbing issue. Some ways to prevent plumbing issues from occurring are replacing sewage systems every 40 years, and receiving regular maintenance checks by plumbers.

Yet within our home, there are distinct problem areas that warrant special attention. One of these areas is the bathroom. Here are two specific areas of the bathroom that are subject to potentially harmful leaks:

Shower Door
Of all bathroom leak issues, a leaking shower door is often considered the most common by professional plumbing services. Even though a shower leak may seem like only a small issue, it has the potential of wreaking havoc in your home in the form of leaks into the subfloor, loosening tiles, and worst of all, rot. Early leak detection is essential to preventing future damage in your home or commercial space.

Here’s a few indications of water leaks from your shower or bathtub you can easily spot:

  • Curling vinyl around the base of your shower or bathtub
  • Mold around the bottom of your shower or tub
  • Water stains located on the joists below the ceiling on the ceiling itself
  • Standing water on the shower floor

If you spot a leak in your shower or bathtub, here’s what you should do:

  • Practice closing the shower doors correctly if you have them. That means being sure they overlap when you slide them open and closed.
  • For individuals who have a curtain, using a splash guard will help to keep unwanted water outside of the shower or tub.
  • Seal leaking frames using caulk; apply around the inside of the frame.
  • Calling on professional plumbing services for assessment and repair is always the safest and most dependable option.

Toilets
Did you know that approximately 20% to 35% of all residential toilets experience some kind of leakage? One common kind of toilet problem is backflow, which occurs when there’s either causing back pressure to the toilet or there’s siphon-age occurring. One of the more serious kinds of toilet leaks is called a flange leak. This occurs when leaking is located where the toilet pipe meets the waste pipe.

Here are some toilet leak detection signs:

  • Water pooling around the base of the toilet
  • Visible water leaks on the ceiling below the toilet
  • Damaged floors and loose tiles
  • Rocking or unhinged toilet

If you are experiencing any of these leak detection signs, then it is likely that your toilet needs to be replaced. In this scenario, calling professional plumbing services is imperative and ideal. Plumbing repair professionals will be able to adequately assess and address the damage, ensuring your home and plumbing service is safe and like new.

 

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