A leaking bathtub can be a source of great destruction if left unabated. Bathtubs also have several points at which a leak could spring. From the actual tub to the very faucets that fill the tub, a watchful eye could save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Bathtubs age just like any other building material used in the construction of your Berkeley home. However, your bathtub often receives less attention in a bathroom renovation than say cabinets and the flooring. Over time, cracks can develop (especially in earthquake prone Southern California) in areas of high traffic and constant use. Be sure to check for any such cracks and areas that may be wearing thin. Also, make sure to closely inspect your bathtub’s caulking. If the caulking has failed and is pulling away from either the bath tub or the adjacent surface, there is a good chance that water is penetrating surfaces that you don’t want wet.
Leaking pipes may be harder to spot, but a good way to tell if the piping the feeds your bathtub is leaking is to look around at the base of the bathtub for any signs of moisture. Pools of water around the walls and tub that are not a result of typical dripping and splashing of water should be further investigated.
Your bathtubs drain could be the worst of them all, while a leak in the clean water line can go on for quite a while if let un-checked, a full bathtub with a bad drain has the potential to unleash a large amount of water onto framing and foundations.
RUSH PLUMBING & ROOTER only employees the absolute best technicians in the industry for precisely that reason. Should a disaster strike and emergency services are required, we have the know how staff on hand to get you back to normal as soon as possible, but we would much rather help to prevent the need for emergency services, helping you stay normal.
Call today to schedule an appointment for your free estimate and consultation. Our highly knowledgeable staff will answer any questions that you may have over the phone, and our field representatives will be glad to do the same the day of your consultation. The best part is, our technicians will not have to cut into your walls to determine whether or not there is a leak.