The Scary Truth About Bathroom Leaks

.

 

You hear what sounds like water dripping. You head into the living room on the main floor of your house. You notice water spots on the ceiling. You think to yourself, “what the heck could this be?” This is a common situation for hundreds of homeowners who experience plumbing leaks, so trust us when we tell you you’re not alone. Where is the leak coming from and what else could be damaged? Find out below:

Where Do Bathroom Leaks Originate?

  • Pipes behind the walls

  • Pipes in the ceiling

  • Shower head

  • Shower faucet

  • Sink faucet

  • Sink trap

  • Cracked toilet bowl

  • Water supply valves

What Are The Hidden Costs of Leaks?

As you can see above, leaks can originate just about anywhere. The list covers a few of the most common spots, but leaks are not limited to just those areas. So, why is a bathroom leak such a headache? Well, aside from the obvious - cleaning up the water and repairing any water damaged walls or ceilings - water travels quite quickly.

If the leak originates behind the wall or in the ceiling, it can easily travel down pipes and the “express train” down into other areas of your house. It’s quite common for homeowners to find a leak somewhere in the house and think that it’s the spot of origin, when in reality the leak is coming from a completely different area of the house. You can probably imagine how this phenomenon can lead to hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs.

Notice a leak in your home? You can count on the experts at Uptown Plumbing to detect the leak fast and put a stop to it before it does serious damage. Give us a call right away at 612-284-5789 to schedule an appointment.