How do you know if you have a shower leak
It's possible to have a leak in your shower that you don't even know about. You may not see any obvious signs of water damage, but behind the scenes, moisture can create mold and mildew and cause long-term damage. Here are some tips for identifying potential leaks.
Check for water stains on your ceiling.
If you see water stains on your ceiling, it's likely that a leak is present somewhere in your home. The best way to determine if a leak exists is by looking at the source of those stains carefully and seeing if any other signs of leaking have been left behind. If no leaks are found in this area, then there may be an issue with condensation. If there are signs of a leak, call a plumber immediately!
Listen for dripping water, especially at night when you're sleeping.
If you hear any dripping of water at night, especially in the middle of the night when you're sleeping, check your faucet. If it's dripping or has a leaky showerhead, fix it immediately!
If that doesn't work and you still hear dripping, check for any leaks outside your house. There could be a small hole in your roof that's allowing rainwater to enter through. If no one is home at night when this happens or even during the day, rainwater will continue to seep into places where there are gaps between shingles or boards until someone discovers it and repairs them before more damage occurs.
Look for discoloration.
If you see discoloration on walls and baseboards, it's a sign that there is water damage. If the damage is not addressed it can cause secondary damages like mold and mildew damage. This can grow on surfaces that are damp or wet for extended periods of time and cause damages in the near future.
Use a moisture meter to check for water leaks in your walls.
If you suspect that there may be a leak in your home, it's important to check for water damage. A moisture meter is an easy way to find out if there's any moisture on the inside of your walls, ceiling or basement. A moisture meter can also be used in crawl spaces and attics where it can detect water from condensation build-up on pipes or insulation materials.
While there are various types of moisture meters available today (such as digital meters), they all work essentially the same way, by measuring electrical resistance through wood or other materials that have absorbed water over time (e.g., wood framing).
These tips will help you identify if you have a leak in your shower. If you find water stains on the ceiling contact a specialist immediately to begin clean up and remediation. Give SERVPRO a call at the first sign of damage, our technicians have the experience and equipment to restore your water damage property.