The first step in repairing a bathtub leak is locating the source of it. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for plumbing repair, installation or maintenance. Our plumbers in Arlington, Texas are just a phone call away. A bathtub leak is typically related to one of five potential causes:
1. A Leaky Faucet
The most common source of a bathtub leak results not from the tub itself, but a leaky faucet. Faucets may require a simple repair, or may need replacement depending on the location and cause of the leak.
2. Cracked or Missing Grout
Tub leaks can also be due to gaps and cracks in grout or sealant surrounding the tub. Deteriorated sealant can result in water running being the tile or trim and onto the floor. Re-grouting will take care of the leak. However, a longstanding leak may have rotted the flooring under the tub and potentially the wall, requiring repair. The potential for serious damage to the homes structure and foundation is why leaks should be promptly repaired. Contact our licensed plumbers in Arlington, Texas for plumbing repair.
3. The Bathtub Body
Cracks in the tub itself are extremely uncommon, and when they do occur, it is more likely to be in a fiberglass tub than a steel one. Age increases the potential for cracks in fiberglass or plastic tubs. If a crack cannot be located, fill the tub up with water and turn off the water. If the leak is in the bathtub body, you may be able to see where it is coming from.
- 4. The Drain-pipe
- A leak in a bathtub drain can cause damage to drywall, flooring, and the structural support under and near the bathtub. Leaks commonly occur around the drain seal. Contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas today to schedule a professional plumbing repair.
- 5. The Drain Overflow Tube
- Leaks to the drain overflow tube can be tricky to confirm. If a family member often soaks in the tub at a high water level, or if children tend to slosh the water as they play in the tub, an overflow tube leak is more likely. Contact Ben Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington, Texas for a diagnosis and repair of your leaky tube, or other plumbing issues.
The shower curtain is a top reason for water ending up on the floor, and causing damage. Always leave the shower curtain hanging to drain inside the tub and not onto the floor.
As with any leak, damage to your home’s structure, and also mold and mildew are a potential concern that can grow worse if not taken care of promptly with leak repair. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington, Texas can provide the plumbing services you need. In addition, you can count on our plumbers expertise and the reliable results you depend on. Our plumbers offer a wide range of plumbing services, all backed by the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our licensed plumbers serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.