Carrollton Shower & Tub Installation / Repair
When a shower or bathtub has been installed properly, according to all the necessary building codes and industry best practices, they can last for years, sometimes even decades without any major problems. You may experience the odd leak or drain clog, but the units will be stable and stand up to the daily use they are put through. As long as the initial installation and subsequent repairs are handles by qualified professionals, everything should work out fine.
Leaky Tubs are More Serious than You Think
One negative about keeping the fixtures in your bathroom in one place without changing them for years is the possibility for hidden leaks to form. If there is a leak underneath the tub or around its base, the potential for rotting wood and other property damage exists. You will eventually see the signs as water leaks through to the room beneath the bathroom, if there is one, or your water bills may rise unexpectedly. Mold and mildew in the general area may be other clues. The fact that they can go on for a time being unnoticed means serious damage may be the end result.
Is Regular Maintenance Worth it?
One way to counteract scenarios like the hidden leak in the tub is through periodic maintenance of your plumbing system and fixtures. When everything is checked out and no single issues are allowed to grow out of control, the shower and tubs in your home can stay where they are and the potential for any serious problems is greatly reduced.
Some of the most common shower and tub leaks occur due to the putty on the drain fixture attached to the tub or shower drain. This putty wears down after time especially with the frequent use of hot water which is unavoidable in the tub or shower. Making sure that something as simple as this doesn’t ruin your ceiling or floors can save you loads of money in the long run.