Bathroom leaks are pretty common and are a great cause of concern for several households. What makes this problem peculiar is the fact that they may be pretty hard to detect. Moreover, if this leak occurs in a bathroom on the upper floor, it can cause a great deal of distress for the people living below. This article will be dedicated to guide you on how to find a Bathroom leak.
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Turn the taps on and off
Sometimes the leak is not evident, this is because we leave the bathroom after turning off the tap, and the water keeps leaking for a while. Turn on the tap for a while, the leaks may start showing immediately. If they don’t turn off the tap. You may notice drops of water still dripping. This is a clear sign of a water leak.
Dry the Bathroom and inspect
Dry up the bathroom in its entirety once. Keep it unused for a while, and then revisit to search for any wet spots or regions in the bathroom. If you find any, it would suggest that there is a water leak nearby, or on the exact spot.
Revaluate old connections
Make sure to check if all water connections are tight enough. Sometimes there is a leak and it may not be as evident, so keep a watch on old taps and connections, because they have a higher probability of leaking.
Supply and drainage lines
For supply, water comes continuously, while drainage occurs when you have used the bathroom. This suggests that the type of leak will help you determine if the leak is on the supply or the drainage pipes. Check the frequency: if the leak doesn’t stop at all, it is probably your lines of water supply that are faulty, and vice versa if they are irregular or discontinuous.
Manual Touch Inspection
The leak may be pretty small, that you may not be able to detect it with just your eyes, or would be likely to ignore it. When you use your hand, by running it across and over all the pipe lines, taps, traps, sinks and showers in the bathroom you may find some of it wet at some point. If and when you do so, that place has most likely the leak.
Leakage within the ground
Your leakage may be occurring at a place where you can hardly reach: within the walls, the ceiling, or the ground. Such leaks are the most problematic, since you may have to drill a hole in the wall to detect a leak, and it may cost quite a bit of money.
Although such an inspection can be done by yourself, it is probably best to get an expert, or a technician, unless you are really willing to learn how to do it on your own or cannot afford a plumber. Technicians are experienced and know how to find leaks properly. Once they do, it can deal with it on an immediate basis too.
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