Leaks, whether they are from your shower, toilet, or sink, they can cause damage and if not taken care of promptly and correctly, they can cause damage that will become very costly and put a dent in your wallet that you are not planning for. Our Gilbert plumber will go over some common leaks and how you can take care of them before they become a bigger problem.
As, we said before there are more leaks than just the toilet, shower, or sink. There are other types of leaks that can cause damage, such as a shower tile leak. This is when water from your shower gets into the walls due to the grout that is holding the tiles is rotted out and chipping away. The water will get into the walls, which will then cause the tiles to start falling off of the shower wall and then start to cause water damage to the wall frame and other framing materials behind the shower walls. If you happen to notice that some of your shower tiles are loose, you can take them off and feel the wall behind them, if the wall seems to be solid, and not moist, then chances are you have no water damage to the wall and caught the problem before it really started. You can simply place the tiles back on and put new grout in place. However, if the wall is moist and feels squishy, then you will probably need to install a new backer board and reinstall your tile and grout.
Have you ever checked inside your kitchen cabinets or bathroom sinks to see if you have a possible sink rim leak? These leaks are more common than people think. If you open your cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom and notice that there is a small pool of water, perhaps maybe it smells like mildew, or you can see mild forming, chances are you have a sink rim leak. This is caused by water going under the rim of the sink and dripping down into the cabinets, possibly due to the caulking around the base of the sink being worn out. If you notice that you have a sink rim leak you can check the caulking around the sink first and if it worn out, then you can simply replace the old caulking with new and you should be good to go. However, if the caulking does not seem to be the problem, try tightening the faucet base to the sink or check to see that the clamps underneath the sink are nice and tight as well.