Maybe you’ve just noticed a growing water stain on the ceiling of the room below where your shower sits. Or maybe you’ve been noticing loose floor tiles adjacent to the shower, water-stained baseboards nearby, or a soggy carpet area by the shared wall. Any one of these signs is an indication of a leak that requires attention, perhaps even a dreaded shower pan leak.
Shower Construction 101
Leaks can come from many parts of a shower and some are easier to fix than others. Lesser problems include bad seals on the bottom of your shower door, leaking shower head fixtures, and faulty grouting between the tiles. Replacing the fixture, re-sealing, and re-grouting are quick and easy fixes. In more extreme and difficult-to-fix cases, the pipes behind the tiling could be leaking or the source of the trouble could be your shower pan.