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The Truth About Bathroom Leaks

When you are in the bathroom early in the morning or late at night, the chances are that your home is very quiet. And it is at these times of the day that you might think you are hearing what sounds like water dripping. Of course, you look at the sink faucet and the showerhead for a simple explanation. But when neither of them is the culprit, you might try to believe that you are just tired, half asleep, or hearing things. But sadly, that is not the case.

If your bathroom is upstairs, the next place you should investigate is the ceiling in the room below your bathroom. Any areas on the ceiling with dark stains, bubbling, or peeling paint is a good indication that you do have a water leak hidden in the walls of your bathroom. And your next concern is where is the water coming from? Because some leaks are considerably more disturbing than others. Some of the common areas of concern include:

  • A leak in the actual pipes in the walls
  • A leak at the showerhead connection
  • A leak at the shower valve
  • A leak in the sink water supply
  • A leak in the sink drain pipe
  • A leak in the toilet supply line
  • Or the worst case is a leak in the toilet drain

Why You Need To Act Quickly

All water leaks are serious. Not only does the water begin to damage your floors, walls, and ceilings, but it will also destroy the structure of your home. This means that the wood and other materials used to construct your home and support it will begin to deteriorate. And if the leak continues to create a moist environment, toxic black mold will start to grow.

Once black mold is present in your home, there is an added expense to have it removed by a professional. And that cost is in addition to the plumbing repair and structural repairs to your home. In addition to the financial expenses, there is also the health risk that toxic mold carries. This fungus has been linked to severe health issues, including:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Serious infections
  • Long-term respiratory issues

What To Do When You Discover A Water Leak

It might be tempting to try to locate and fix a water leak on your own to save a few dollars. But in the case of a water leak in your bathroom, that is not a good idea. Most of the pipes are located in the walls and floor of the room. So you are going to need to open these areas and remove fixtures to find the leak. And the simple truth is that most homeowners don’t have the skills required to accomplish these tasks without creating more damage and expense.

Calling (318) 202-9144, is the best way to handle a challenging problem like a bathroom water leak. Our licensed plumbers arrive equipped with the tools needed to find a leak without a tremendous amount of destruction. Our sound amplification tools can often be used to pinpoint a concealed leak without ever tearing open any of your walls or floors.

Once the leak is precisely located, we provide you with a complete price quote to make the necessary repairs and get your bathroom back to being completely functional. And once we are finished and the wall or floor is repaired, you will know that you never need to worry about a future issue with our professional repair. That is because we provide each customer with a full warranty on all of our work.

When you think that you might have a water leak in your bathroom, fast action is the best way to save yourself a lot of money. And that does not mean running to the garage to grab your tool belt. Water and drain leaks in a bathroom can be very complicated and require the skills of a licensed plumber. If done incorrectly, a poor quality repair could result in a flood that would damage your home and all of its contents. Call the pros at Gordon AC & Plumbing at (318) 202-9144 and know that any leak we find will be fixed quickly and correctly.