Friday, December 8, 2017

Identifying a Leak in Your Bathroom

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To the untrained eye, it is not always easy to detect where a water leak is coming from in the bathroom. There are some signs to look for and specific areas to check in order to identify the exact cause of the problem. Here are some helpful hints to identify a water leak in your bathroom.

The Warning Signs

There are visible signs that you have a problem with leaking water in the bathroom. First, look for any damage to the floor, such as cracking or buckling, as well as any damage to the walls. Warping in the wall is a sure sign that there is a problem. Also, check for stains on the ceiling of the room underneath your bathroom. Mold often grows when there are leaks and mildew can leave an unpleasant smell. Any unfamiliar odors is another telling sign.

Toilet Leaks

A problem with your toilet means that there is a cold water leak. One way to detect this type of leak is to listen. When water turns on briefly and then quickly shuts off, it means something is wrong with the toilet. If you suspect that a toilet is leaking, place some food coloring in the top part of the toilet at night. Then, in the morning, check to see if that dye is in the actual toilet bowl. If it is, then it means that there is a leak in your toilet and that you are in need of toilet repair.

Tub Leaks

A leaking tub can be identified by pouring water down the drain and watching for signs of staining or dripping from the ceiling underneath where the tub is located. If staining and dripping do occur, then it is an indication that there is a problem with the shower drain. In the event that you cannot identify the leak that way, it probably means there is a problem with your drain. Contact us immediately to request drain clog repair services in Charlotte.

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Faucet Leaks

When turning on your sink, listen for a knocking sound. This can mean that the water pressure is too high, or that a valve or support strap is loose. A low water pressure problem is signified by a slow stream of water from a running faucet. A clog can result in slower drainage times while constant dripping can be evidence of too much water pressure.

Whatever kind of bathroom leak you are experiencing, the Charlotte plumbing professionals at Ammons Superior Plumbing can provide a solution. Contact our team of specialists today and we’ll get right to work for you. We also have Emergency Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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