8 Hidden Bathroom Problems You Should Not IgnoreBlogAdmin2Tuesday, Aug 08, 2022
If you’re like me, you probably use your bathroom every day. But when does it last get a thorough inspection? I’m not a plumber or an expert on tile and grout, but if you don’t look for hidden problems in this area of the house, they can cause major headaches down the road. We’ve identified eight common issues that tend to go unnoticed in bathrooms (and why they matter), so read on and check out how to fix each one before it becomes more serious!
You’ve spotted a water-stained ceiling. This is not necessarily a problem, but it could be. Mineral deposits in the water supply cause water stains. If your home has hard water (full of minerals), then this can cause serious damage to your plumbing and fixtures over time.
If you continue to ignore the problem, it could lead to more serious issues down the line: leaky pipes, cracked walls, and ceilings, mould growth…the list goes on!
Look for water stains on the walls. If you see any, check for mould and water damage. Look for leaks, cracks, or holes in the wall that may be causing this problem.
If you think you have a leak somewhere in your bathroom, look for signs of mould. You can also use a moisture meter to check if there are any areas of high humidity or dampness in your home—especially near drains and vents that lead outside your home. It could be a sign that you need a new toilet as well.
You might not think a dripping faucet is a problem, but it can be. If you have a leaky faucet, it’s likely wasting water and costing you money. A leaking faucet also stresses other parts of your plumbing system that may need repair or replacement sooner than necessary. The good news is that there are several ways to fix minor leaks caused by a dripping faucet—you just need to know how they work!
Grout cracks can be caused by various factors, including water damage, structural problems, excessive moisture, and heat. Grout is designed to absorb small amounts of moisture and act as a buffer between two materials that would otherwise be in direct contact with each other (such as tile and mortar). However, suppose you have an area that doesn’t get enough ventilation or your home experiences extreme temperature swings (either really hot days or really cold ones). In that case, the grout may become saturated with too much water. In addition, if there are small cracks in the tile or floor structure around where you apply your grout lines (or right above them), this will cause even more problems later on down the line when it comes time to remove old tiles before installing new ones. That’s why it’s important not just for homeowners but also for professional contractors. Contractors often perform jobs like these for regular maintenance tasks such as cleaning out clogged drains so they don’t back up into basins/tubs/showers while also ensuring everything has adequate ventilation.