Plumbing leaks in the toilet of your house can occur every month or two. You need to fix it at the first preference or if you delay, you will have to pay the plumbing fees for fixing the leak as well as for the other damages that can occur due to the leak.

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For example, if you don’t repair the plumbing leak on time, the water leak can damage the floor of the toilet. If you have tiles in the toilet, it will loosen up and cracks will be made into it, if you have a wooden floor then it will be much damage and wood can bend.

Peeling paint and the formation of mold on the surface of the toilet floor is a common problem if you don’t fix the plumbing leaks early.

Tub and shower: Drain leaks

Drain leaks are harmful to your tub or shower wherever the drain is connected as it allows the water to sneak around it. If you have a tub made of plastic or fiberglass, you will face this problem more often because when you use them, they have pressure on it and they can’t afford such pressure.

As a result, then create some gaps around the drain and water can leak from there.

In such cases, detection of water leaks is easy as you can see the stains of water around the ceiling or the joists below. If the flooring is loose from near the tub or you see damp floors of the rooms that are adjacent to the bathroom then it means you have a drain leak from the shower or tub.

If you can see below the tub or the shower by using an access panel or you can open the ceiling, then you can detect the exact point of the leaking.

When you find the leaking, you can use your plumbing kit to open any pipe or drain flange from the top. Then you need to clean the flange and apply some silicone caulk to it. With that, you should also change the washer or gasket that you can find beneath the tub drain. Get a matching gasket of the same size from the market and replace it.

You have fixed the drain leak from the tub or from the shower.

Tub and shower: Tile leaks

Tile leaks arise while water seeps via deteriorating grout or caulk and receives into the wall in the back of the tile. It depends on the substances that are used to set the tile that it will result in tile falling off the wall, excessive rotting of the wall framing, and harm to the subfloor, joists, or ceiling below.

Excess formation of mold, loosen tile, peeling paint if the shower is against the exterior wall and water stains on the ceiling are some signs of tile leaks in the tub and shower.

Caulk joints and gaps are the commonplaces of this leak and you will almost every time find mold here.

The fixing may be simple if you can open the panel and if the wall is still in good condition you can regrout, reattach tile and recaulk using the tub and caulk.

But if the wall is not in good condition, then either you need to call an expert plumber, or if you have the expertise, you need to replace the old grout, caulk, tile, and install a new backboard or fiberglass.

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