What Are the Signs of a Hidden Water Leak in Your Bathroom?
If you see blistering paint or water stains on your pretty wallpaper, you could have a leak in the bathroom. Look at the floorboards, too. Some are like sponges and a little water damage will cause them to expand and warp quickly.
In most cases, steam from hot showers shouldn't cause paint to bubble or wallpaper to peel away. When water and moisture get between the wall and paint, they weaken the stickiness. You might notice paint begins to fall off in pieces or that wallpaper comes loose. It’s possible to temporarily fix a pipe until you find a plumbing pro who can get there.
Another sign of a hidden bathroom leak is wall damage. When drywall is exposed to moisture, it becomes soft and begins to bubble. Eventually, it will warp and break into pieces. To fix the leak, a plumber often must tear out the drywall, requiring someone to patch and paint when the plumber is finished. If it’s a bad leak, you’ll want to contact a local emergency plumber right away.
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