Signs of a Hidden Water Leak in Your Bathroom

Look for these somewhat subtle signs to determine whether you need to hire a plumber to fix those leaking pipes or plumbing fixtures before things get worse.

1. Mildew or mold

r wherever water accumulates, such as in the corner of a shower, mold or mildew on non shower walls or in corners of the bathroom is a clear sign that water is leaking somewhere and finding its way to those areas. A leaking pipe provides plenty of moisture, so the longer it takes you to detect and fix the leak, the easier and faster mold will grow.

2. Damaged paint or wallpaper

A wall with blistering paint or wallpaper is another sign of bathroom leaks.


3. Damaged walls

When drywall is exposed to moisture, it becomes soft and begins to bubble, ultimately warping and breaking into pieces.

4.  Damaged flooring

If your bathroom floor is buckling, cracking or beginning to stain for no obvious reason, chances are hidden water is the culprit.

5. Stains on ceilings

6. Smell from old, accumulated water

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