It doesn't happen often but bathtubs can leak. This normally happens with older tubs or if they have been improperly installed.
Here are our tips on how to find these types of leaks and what to do about it.
What Can Cause A Bathtub To Leak?
There are normally two factors that can cause a bathtub to leak...
- The faucet is leaking
- The pipes supplying water to the bathtub are leaking.
- Problems with the drain assembly in your bathtub.
Tell Tale Signs There's A Leak In Your Bathtub
Look for these signs which could indicate that you are having plumbing problems with your bathtub.
- If you have vinyl floors around your tub and you notice that the floor around the bathtub is curling or coming loose
- If you notice any paint on your walls around your bathtub peeling or flaking
- If you notice any water stains on your walls around your bathtub
- If you notice water around the outside of your bathtub
- If you notice water stains in your bathtub (which would be coming from a constantly leaking faucet)
How Are Bathtub Leaks Fixed?
The fix for any leak in the bathtub depends on what is causing the leak in the first place. It could be as simple as replacing a component of the faucet or as complex as replacing the entire plumbing system and/or bathtub itself.
We recommend that you call in a professional plumber to assess and fix the problem before it gets worse and causes more damage in your bathroom.
If you have any questions about water leaks or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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