Leaks in the Bathroom
Leaks in your bathtub, showerhead, faucet, and in your bathroom sink are the most common leaks and plumbing that require maintenance and repairs. While some leaks may be fixed at home and some will require a professional, your first step should always be figuring out where the problem is.
1. The Grout
Most people believe a shower head or bathtub leak is sprouted by a leaky pipe, but most of the time it is from a tile grout that has shrunk where the tiles are in the foundation of the shower, where the stream of water splashes or falls from the faucet. It causes the water to hit the tiles behind the floor. This can possibly be fixed by having the water redirected to another spot in the shower or bathtub. If you are capable of doing this and it works, you have fixed the problem the easy way. If this isn’t a possibility, you will have to call a professional and have them somehow move in the direction of the water flow.
2. Overflown Pipe
This issue is an infamous one because it can happen anywhere. It is possible to have an overflow pipe in the laundry appliances, bathtub, shower, sink, faucet, or water heater. This problem is much harder to find because it is nearly improbable to identify with 100% certainty without getting into your pipes or foundations. Therefore to fix this problem you will more than likely require a professional to get the pipes working properly.
3. Old Faucet
Bathtub leaks can possibly be caused by an old faucet or sink. If it is in an old faucet that could be replaced by yourself, if it is a sink then you will definitely have to call a professional. A faucet is a simple fix depending on how intricate or how many designs your bathroom faucet has, you may be able to replace it by buying one from a hardware store. A sink is harder to replace because of all the proper plumbing work that has intricate and meticulous details, only plumbers know about.