A leaky Shower
In most homes, the shower gets used on a daily basis. In many cases, it gets used multiple times a day. There is always a chance of a pipe leak, or water seeping through damaged caulking. A leak can cause a lot of damage if not taken care of in a timely manner. Here are few signs of a leaky shower.
Mold. If you clean your bathroom frequently but you still see mold outside of the tub, or if you see mold-like staining forming around the joints in the caulk or grout.
Damaged Flooring. Most bathroom floors are designed to with stand occasional water exposure. So normal exposure from water drips from getting out of the shower, or splashes from the sink typically don’t have an effect on the flooring. But if your bathroom floor is cracking, staining, or warping, that is a sign that something is not right, and you should check for leaks.
Damaged Walls. Signs of a water leak include warping, staining or browning, or bulges in surrounding drywall. Regular bathroom moisture shouldn’t cause this kind of damage.
Stained or damaged ceilings below bathrooms. If you see the ceiling in the room under your bathroom sagging, or blistering or forming a brownish stain, or blistering, you most definitely have a leakage problem. It is best to have a plumber inspect for hidden leaks.
Musty, earthy smells. Mold can create a musty odor. If you don’t see any signs of water damage, but there is a strong earthy or musty odor present, it is possible that there is a hidden mold problem. A small leak can create water damage and microbial growth inside wall cavities and under tubs without leaking into visible areas. It may be necessary to contact a plumber or other professional to determine the cause of the odor.
If you have a water or mold problem, call SERVPRO of Casper anytime. We are always here to help.