Plumbing Tip 34: Is Your Shower Leaking Water?

Diagnosing a shower leak can be tricky work, even for the experienced Covina plumbing professional. If you think you may have a leak in your shower, call a shower leak repair technician today. Putting off necessary plumbing repairs can lead to major damages to your subfloor and to the ceiling below the bathroom. Unfortunately, leaks don’t disappear suddenly and they don’t fix themselves. In general, they tend to get worse over time. Call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today to schedule an expert Covina plumber to come diagnose the source and cause of your shower leak.

Shower leaks can be notoriously difficult to trace. They show themselves by pooling, soaking or staining some part of your bathroom or its surrounding areas. The diagnostic process varies case by case, but in general it involves a full inspection of the surrounding bathroom area for signs of water damage. Discovering dark rings on the bathroom ceiling, mold in the floor tiling, or parts of your shower that look damaged or discolored, can often reveal the trace of the water’s path. Looking closely at the grout and caulk, as well as the faucets and drains, our Covina bathroom plumbing experts may be able to see where the water is going.

The next step is a test-phase, when the plumber will try and make the leak show itself. The type of test will depend largely upon what type of shower you have, whether glass sliding doors, plastic unibody stall construction, or tiling. Turning your shower on and pointing the direction of the water at a certain spot for a few minutes gives a good indicator of a straightforward leak, but more complicated leaks require more comprehensive methods of diagnosis. For example, detecting your leak may require damming up your drain and letting water sit in the shower for an extended period of time.

It’s important to be patient while searching for leaks. A professional Covina plumber has extensive experience in tracing how water moves throughout your home, and leak detection is difficult. If you are convinced that your shower leaks, keep in mind that it may not be in your shower itself, but part of its surrounding plumbing system. Before you start to tear out your Covina, CA shower, call a pro at Ace Pelizon Plumbing. Our expert team of Covina plumbing professionals can detect your leak quickly and offer the best solution. Call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!

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