What to Do with a Leaky Tub

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What to Do with a Leaky Tub

Drip, drop, drip, drop…if you hear this noise coming from your tub, you may as well imagine your money dripping down the drain. Or, perhaps you find a puddle on the floor as you exit the shower. Not only is that bad for your flooring, it is a slip risk.

Sometimes, a leak occurs when the mortar grout lines or the caulking between a bathtub and the walls cracks. In this scenario, water in the tub can seep through the cracks behind the wall surface.

On the other hand, the shower head or tub spout might be the culprit. It can be difficult to locate the source of the leak and even more difficult to fix. If you have signs that your tub is leaking, it is important to fix it fast. Water is extremely destructive and can lead to:

  • Flooring rot
  • Ceiling rot
  • Mold/mildew
  • Peeling of paint
  • Crumbling of plaster
  • Floorboard damage

Hiring a professional will save time, stress, and money. At Mike’s Plumbing, we are licensed and insured and can put an end to your leaky tub problems. We are also happy to offer affordable rates! Call today at 219-808-1073 or email: Mike@nwi-plumbing.com.