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Home Improvement  /  October 22, 2019

3 Types of Bathtub Leaks and How to Deal With Them

A leaking bathtub is an annoying and potentially serious problem because bathtubs are used frequently throughout the year. Bathtubs also use a lot of water each time. If you leave a leak untreated, then it can cause water damage that requires major repairs and renovations. Here are some examples of issues and how to fix them.

1. Faucet Leaks

The various water supply components, such as the faucet valve or shower head, can form leaks. Dripping faucets are easy enough for DIY homeowners to repair themselves, but leaking water supply pipes inside the walls require a professional’s attention. Homeowners can fix dripping faucets and shower heads by replacing the rubber washers or replacing the faucet cartridge. If there’s a problem with the water supply line, then you need to call a plumber to repair or replace any leaking pipes.

2. Drain Leaks

This kind of leak happens when the drain fitting in the tub or in the surrounding drain and drain-trap piping loosens. This can be a serious problem because it can take some time before this kind of leak is spotted. There are several solutions to this problem. A plumber might have to fix the overflow tube that connects the drain pipe and the tub. They might also have to repair or replace the entire bathtub drain fitting. They can also inspect and tighten the slip-joint connections on the drain-tap.

3. Caulk and Grout Leaks

This leak is caused by cracked grout lines or caulking. This allows splashing water from the tub to infiltrate and damage the walls. This can cause major damage if left unattended. Fortunately, you can prevent it by regularly inspecting the grout lines and caulk joints near your bathtub. Simply regrout or recaulk whenever cracks develop. If the water has been allowed to seep into the walls, then you need to call for professional help.

The professional handymen at Handyman Connection® of Grapevine can help you with all of your plumbing needs. Our experienced handymen have completed countless successful projects, and they have many decades of combined experience between them. We’re confident in the quality of their workmanship, and that’s why we offer a great satisfaction guarantee. Call us at (817) 533-4333 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate. You can also contact us here.

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