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Why Is Water Leaking Through the Ceiling After a Shower?

Why Is Water Leaking Through the Ceiling After a Shower?

Jumping in the shower after a long day of hard work can really help you unwind but noticing that the shower water has been leaking through the floor to the bottom floor can reload that stress. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we have plenty of experience and expertise in this field and especially with this problem. So, we are here to share some of what we know. In short, however, there are a handful of causes and we urge that you have this problem resolved as soon as possible. Ignoring it can cause serious damage to your property and even expose you to health hazards. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with a certified plumber today.

Finding the Source of The Leak

Before you start searching for tutorials to fix the leak or head out to the hardware store to buy tools, make sure you have found the source of the leak. Here are some of the possible causes:

  • Leaking Water Pipe: Your water line is not built or designed to last forever. Over time, it corrodes and can even be damaged, allowing the wastewater to leak out.
  • Bathroom Tiles: Your bathroom tiles are a layer of protection to keep shower water from seeping through the floors. If these tiles are damaged or loosened, water can leak through the flooring and into the room downstairs.
  • Leaking Drain Line: Water can leak from the inlet pipes as well as the drain line. 
  • Damaged Shower Faucet: Damaged O-rings, washers, or gaskets can cause leaks inside the wall behind the shower faucet. This leaking can find its way downstairs

Damage from Shower Leaks

The consequence of shower leaks does not end with the floors becoming soaked. Delaying your repair can expose you to serious health hazards and your property to extensive damage. Water leaking through the ceiling first makes its way through the wooden parts in the ceiling. Needless to say, wood and water do not mix very well. Building materials like wooden joists, beams, and bearers will rot and break down. Meanwhile, the moisture will breed bacteria, mold, and mildew. These are unpleasant and unsightly but also harmful for your health. They are especially harmful to the elderly, children, and those with respiratory problems.
You should not ignore the shower leaks. Call a licensed plumber as soon as possible to save yourself from costly water damage and exposure to health hazards.

Hire the Experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing

There are plenty of reasons to choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We are a locally owned and operated plumbing company with decades of experience and a commitment to exceptional customer service. Our upfront pricing and pledge against charging overtime fees means you know exactly how much to expect to pay. Plus, all of our workmanship and parts are guaranteed. So, what do you have to lose? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to schedule your flexible appointment today. Our live representatives are on standby to take your call.