Important Warning Signs Your Shower is Leaking

A leaking shower can result in long term structural damage to your home or building that can be incredibly expensive to repair. However, if detected early, shower leak repairs can be done relatively simply and affordably. At My Shower, we are the trusted choice for shower leak repairs in Perth, with a team of high skilled technicians we can repair your leaking shower without removing any tiles. Even a small leak can wreak havoc, but sometimes you may not even notice you have a problem until it is too late. Here are six warning signs that may indicate your shower could be leaking. 

Damp Musty Smell

Does your bathroom have a distinctive mouldy smell that would not disappear no matter how long you leave the fan on or keep the windows open? A persistent, unpleasant odour in the bathroom is a big red flag that you may have a water leak.

Issues with Tiles and Grout

Cracks in tiles and grout and damaged or missing silicone on shower enclosures can allow water leaks to seep into the walls surrounding your bathroom. When water penetrates through the tile grout, it can destroy the bond and lead to the shower wall swelling causing loose or cracked tiles. If you notice that you have loose tiles, missing grout or any other damage it is likely water will be leaking through. You need to get it fixed quickly before the leak gets worse.

Paint Peeling in Bathroom walls or Surrounding Rooms

Bubbling, cracking or peeling paint is a sign you have sprung a leak. Water leaking can seep into the ceiling below if you have an upstairs bathroom and into the wall of a neighbouring room which could significantly impact the structural integrity of your home or building.

Mould and Mildew

If you can see black marks in the corners of your bathroom, in cupboards, on skirting boards or on the ceiling and walls, you could have a problem. Mould and mildew thrive in damp and dark areas and while you may have some small patches of mould in the shower recess, mould and mildew in the cupboards and on the skirting boards is a clear sign of a water leak that could be coming from your shower.

Stains and Discolouration

Before you see signs of sagging or waterlogging you may often notice stains first. Dark coloured stains on the walls or skirting boards are a clear sign of shower leak in your bathroom. Discoloured patches on the sub floor underneath the house or on the ceiling below the bathroom means you are in need of a shower leak repair ASAP.

Water on the Bathroom Floor

If you notice puddles of water on your bathroom floor after showering, you likely have a shower leak. It’s normal for water to splash out of showers and basins sometimes, but if you see puddles after each shower you need to call the professionals to fix your leaking shower immediately.

Do not ignore the warning signs! Shower leaks are a serious issue that could lead to costly structural damage. If you have noticed any of the above warning signs, you should have your shower assessed and repaired by a professionally trained technician. At My Shower, we are the leading choice for shower leak repairs in Perth, offering a quick and cost-effective solution to fix your leaky shower using the highest quality products and sealants. Our team are here to assist with any questions you have, get in touch with us today on 1300 055 088 or contact us online for a free quotation.