What a leaking floor tiles mean

June 30, 2014

When water seeps through the bathroom tiles, there may be a plumbing issue. (Photo Credits)

Water seeping through the bathroom floor tiles may be a sign that there is an ongoing plumbing problem in the bathroom area. It should be a cause for concern, and a reason for homeowners to get in touch with a licensed plumbing contractor. Plumbing Association of San Diego  

For one, it is a safety hazard, slips can take place especially if there is a child or an elderly using the said bathroom. It would also mean higher water bills, because obviously there is a leak.

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Home improvement website Family Handyman published a comprehensive article on various leaks that could take place in a bathroom. Water seepage through tiles is one of those that they have discussed. A/C And HVAC 

“Tile leaks occur when water seeps through deteriorating grout or caulk and gets into the wall behind the tile (Figure A). Depending on the materials used to set the tile, this can lead to tile falling off the wall, severe rotting of the wall framing, and damage to the subfloor, joists or ceiling below.”

Check out the whole article here.

Leaking water

Third Party Service Ratings Website Angie’s List also came up with a post aiming to guide property owners about leaks on the bathroom floor. In their write up they included as well, how homeowners should be dealing with the issue.

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“Unless you purposely let water sit on it, a bathroom floor rarely suffers water damage unless there is a leak. If your bathroom floor is buckling, cracking or beginning to stain for no obvious reason, chances are hidden water is the culprit. The water could be from a pipe directly underneath the floor, or it could have traveled there from another area.”

The continuation of the article can be found here.

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The website DoItYourself.com also came up with tips on dealing with water seepage from bathroom floors. In their post, they detailed what homeowners can do upon discovering a leak from the bathroom floor.

“Really get down close and examine the tile carefully for any breaks or cracks. Even small things like separations or deteriorating caulk could be clues. One thing that won’t give you a clear idea here is water. As strange as that sounds, given that you’re looking for a water leak, the water may exit and be visible at one area of the floor, but the leak’s actual point of origin could still be elsewhere. Plus, under the right timing, any water you see could just as easily be there because the shower curtain wasn’t positioned well enough.”

Take a look at the whole suggested procedure here.

It is important to let a professional licensed plumbing contractor deal with problems like such to avoid further damage.

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