“If I am remodeling my bathroom, I would like to hire a bathroom surgeon,” writes Debra from California. “My old bathroom leaking had begun several years ago, which was a great inconvenience until it began leaking water into the floor below it. The floor was completely saturated with water. I was able to find a plumber that could fix the issue fairly easily, but the cost was very expensive.” What should you look for when hiring a plumber?
“A new shower head will prevent leaks if you make sure that it fits tightly against the walls and ceiling. If it isn’t properly fitted, it will leak through, possibly ruining tiles, baseboards or the sheet rock in your floor. The old shower drain holes in your bathroom wall can often collapse, causing more water damage than leaks. You want to have a professional bathroom surgeon inspect your drains and shower heads to make sure that they are in good working order and are not leaking. It’s also a good idea to have them seal any cracks or other leaks they detect in your drains and showers, especially around shower curtains and tiles.”
Whether your leaking shower repairs are minor and can be quickly fixed by a professional, or require more time and attention than most bathrooms allow, it’s important to take care of the situation properly in order to prevent any permanent damage. A professional bathroom surgeon will be able to determine what caused your leaky water pipes, and make sure that it is fixed. This may include caulking the walls and replacing any damaged tiles, seals and slabs. In addition to making your bathroom as functional as possible, repairs to leaky pipes will prevent future problems.