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The 3 Causes For A Leaking Tub During A Shower

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

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A leaking tub can cause many gallons of water to seep into the ceiling below.

The professionals at SERVPRO of North Fulton have seen it all when it comes to water damage disasters. For that reason, we want our customers to know how to navigate around this terrifying situation before it happens. Water damage is not only expensive to repair but also a disruptive and stressful experience. So whether you've dealt with a burst pipe or an overflowing tub, we want to help keep your home and family safe the next time water damage strikes.

Out of all the opportunities for water damage in Atlanta homes, perhaps the most common comes from the bathroom. The following blog post will explore three of the most common causes for leaks in shower tubs and let you know how your local water damage professionals can help. We hope this post will help save your home from water damage and keep it looking great for years to come.

How much damage can a shower tub cause?

Before we get started, we want you to know how much water can be leaked during a shower. The water flow from a shower faucet is about 2.5 gallons per minute, and if you take into consideration the average person takes about a 10-minute shower, then there will be 25 gallons of water escaping out of the tub from a single leak.

When a property has an extra 25 gallons of water running through it, you can bet that the water damage will be extensive. Therefore, at the first sign of a leaking tub, you will want to stop the water flow immediately and call water restoration professionals to begin the drying and extraction process.

What causes a shower tub to leak?

The first leading cause for leaking tubs comes from clogged drain pipes

A clog can be caused by soap, hair, and other particles accumulated in the drainpipe over time. Therefore, it is essential to clean your tub every once in a while to avoid future clogs!

The second reason is a leaky drain gasket.

Leaky drain gaskets are a common problem with shower tubs because the metal ring around the drain wears down over time, and water seeps through the sealant; this causes it to leak into the wall or ceiling of your home. To avoid water damage from a leaky drain gasket, you will want to check the drain gasket often and reseal it when necessary. 

The third reason is damaged faucets or spouts.

Broken faucets or spouts play a huge part in causing extensive water damage. A damaged faucet or spout can be from various issues such as heavy usage, corrosion, faulty valves, damaged seals. So, if you have a leaky spout or faucet, then it's safe to assume that is the cause of your leaking tub. To avoid water damage from a damaged faucet or spout, you will want to check the faucets and spouts often and reseal them when necessary.

Wrapping up

We hope you enjoyed learning about the three causes of leaking shower tubs. A leaking tub can cause extensive water damage to your property, which is why it's essential to be aware of any possible problems.

Also, remember never to let water damage sit because it can lead to mold growing throughout your property within 48-72 hours.

When water damage strikes, you need to contact water damage professionals as soon as possible. The water damage technicians at SERVPRO of North Fulton are highly trained and ready to tackle any water damage situation.

Once you see our green trucks arrive, you can guarantee that we will work quickly to remove the standing water, dry your home, identify the source of the leak, and repair the problem.

SERVPRO of North Fulton is available 24/7 for emergency services and will be there for you when disaster strikes!

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