Bathtub plumbing repair is never fun and definitely not three words anyone wants to hear.
It doesn’t matter where your leak is coming from or whether it is a damaged shower pan or a leaky pipe.
Bathtub plumbing repair means you will almost certainly need to call a professional plumber to rectify the situation.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that ignoring a leak could lead to a much larger and far more expensive repair in the long run.
The big problem that most of us face when it comes to bathtub plumbing repairs is that the initial leak could have been occurring for a long time before the homeowner discovers the problem.
Most leaky pipes will run water along the length of the pipe before the water drips; therefore, there won’t be any dripping sounds. Also, when there is water damage on the walls or ceiling below your bathtub, a considerable amount of unseen damage has already been done.
If you are able to catch the problem quickly and deal with it immediately, you should be able to avoid additional expense. In a best case scenario, a call to the plumber and a fresh coat of paint may make the situation as good as new.
Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. It might seem inconvenient or expensive now, but once there is a little discoloration on the ceiling, more will come. Do yourself a favor and call a plumber before you have to call a drywall contractor and possibly a mold removal company as well.