Budget Shower Screens knows that bathroom leaks are no homeowner’s friend. The realisation of their presence can mean anything from a small leak to a catastrophe waiting to happen. For this reason and the fact that you don’t know until you check, never leave a water leak too long once discovered.
There have been homeowners that have spotted mould growing in the laundry downstairs only to discover the bathroom upstairs was never waterproofed. What they found was the whole floor sodden and rotting, if it was left any longer they may have fallen through it.
While this is a more extreme case it’s not worth taking the risk. Here are some signs that you have a leak in your bathroom.
- Mould and mildew. Mould and mildew are dead giveaways. The longer you leave this issue, the faster they will grow. Keep in mind, too, that neither of these is good for your health to have present.
- Damaged wallpaper and paint. When moisture and water get between the wall and wall coverings, wallpaper and paint will start to bubble and peel. While this can happen from steam in bathrooms it can also be due to a leak behind the wall. To avoid steam causing this issue be sure to use the extractor.
- Damaged floors are a sure sign of a leak. Any warping, cracking or stains mean it’s time to check for leaks to prevent further damage.
- The nose knows. There is no doubt that bathrooms can have smells that are different from the rest of the home. However, if you smell an earthy kind of smell present that is not going away this is a sign of dampness and a possible leak.
What to do about leaks
If you’re handy and knowledgeable you can check the leak out yourself. Sometimes the leak may be a simple washer replacement in a tap or something a little more serious. The first thing to do is to find the source. If you are unsure how to do this it is always best to call in a professional.
This way, you can have a correct diagnosis and appropriate repairs carried out. Unless you know what you are doing, you could end up causing more harm than good. At Budget Shower Screens we recommend that you call in an expert.
Once detection and repairs are carried out you can work on getting rid of any mould or mildew and get your bathroom back to its beautiful working state. If you need a new shower screen after any repairs are carried out, call us for the best range and prices around.