“It is known to the majority that plumbing service to be requested for in almost any house or an institution is quite expensive. Even the smallest problem in plumbing can make you spend a few bucks. Then again, it is not to be overlooked that employing a professional for preserving the plumbing of your home could benefit you over time.”
We show simple ways to find and stop common water leaks before they cause rot and other expensive damage. You’ll find most of them around bathtubs and showers, drains, sinks and toilets.
Tub and shower: Splash leaks
Test a shower door
Splash water all around a shower door. If water seeps out from behind the frame, caulk the frame on the inside. Run a new bead along the floor/tub joint.
Splash leaks are simply water escaping past a shower curtain or a shower door. Plumbers tell us it’s the most common type of bathroom leak. Although it may sound minor, this leak causes major damage when water seeps into the subfloor where flooring meets the tub or shower. Before long the vinyl flooring or tiles begin to loosen. Even worse, the plywood subfloor delaminates and rots, requiring a huge, expensive tearout and replacement project…