Bathroom leakage happens, its only natural that some of your plumbing equipment might deteriorate concerning time. There is no advance forecast as of when this leakage gonna happens or from where. If the leakage is through a revealed source, our local plumber can work around his way to fix that. But what if the leakage is coming out behind the wall in the bathroom? Fix that is a bit of work, and for that, we might need to understand some concepts so that the repairing work can be handled without any issue. Here we will explain a thorough guide for how to fix the leaking pipe behind the wall in the bathroom.
Find where the leaks coming from
Since we are all equipped and ready for our quest of finding the source of leakage, we need to find the source from where the leakage is coming from, that in most cases is a burst pipe. When we way leaky walls, that doesn’t mean that water is coming unstoppable, rather the leakage might come and go, or it can stay wet, known as dampness. On both occasions, we must undergo the repair works, because keeping the water damaging the water is highly critical for your construction integrity. As construction specialist, we implore our readers to go around for finding the seepage and leakage in your bathroom, no matter how long it takes, or simply hire an expert to do the heavy lifting for you.
Cut a window for inspection
Once the source is located, which means the wetness on the wall in our case, we have two options at our disposal. Either go ahead and apply waterproofing chemical over the wet walls, which is a risky solution, although the results will be good. But we want to advise a solution where the benefits go to the homeowner by the long shot. We aim to fix the source of leakage if it’s coming from behind the wall. We need some spaces for repairs and fixing the issue, and for that, breaking the wall, and creating a window for the repair works is necessary. This breaking of the wall should be intelligently handled so that all those breaking won’t damage the pipe situated behind the wall. Since there is various connection behind the walls, that also goes with electric wiring, so care is advised.
Look out for other leakages
By managing to create a section or cutout over the wall so to examine the intensity of damage behind the wall will provide more info on other damages lines. Its always better to take advantage of observing the pipe behind the wall, and to learn whether there are other leakages around the wall, which might come and haunt us on a later stage. The pipe where the water is leaking, usually creates more damages area around its vicinity, due to corrosion or water pressure. And its advice to locate that as well simply takes advantage of your repair campaign in the first place.
Disconnect the water from the valve
Before fixing the damaged area, first, you need to find the main valve which is connected from your primary water tank. You need to cut the damaged area on your pipe, which means a lot of water will release that can further make a problem for you. Closing down the valve might be easy or not, depending on the nature of a valve located at your bathroom. It is best practice what your entire home is connected with one big water tank, located at the overhead of your home. Closing down that through a valve, will make all water at hold around your home and provide a way to work your repairs. Another possibility is that your bathroom is connected with an exclusive water tank, so simply closing down that will help you to focus on repairing the leakage pipe, without interrupting water flow for your entire home.
Repair damaged area
Repairing work for anything water-related usually comes under the jurisdiction of your local plumber. He has all the necessary equipment and experience to fix the leakage and seepage in the bathroom if the source is a damaged pipe. Understand the material from which the damaged pipe, plumber either cut and replace that section or simply repair the leaking by closing down using tubes. It all depends on the intensity of the damage in the first place.
Call for a waterproofing job
A waterproofing service begins and ends on water-based damage. Whether its leakage and seepage in the bathroom, dampness over the wall located at your bathroom, or you simply want to protect your bathroom from any future based leakages. No matter what the condition is, waterproofing based chemical application will surely be made all the remedies of leakages not just at your bathroom, but it extends to even greater places, including, roof, basement, foundation, water tank or expansion joints.
A leaky bathroom whether how small it needs to be fixed. Waterproofing services in Karachi provide all the necessary arrangement for our customers along with free consultation if they need more details on its workability, chemical safety and any after-sales benefits including the warranty of the product. We at LCS Waterproofing Solutions will make sure that no leakage for bathroom ever comes into your home ever again.