Toilet Paper Storage Problem Under Sink

Some people are actually afraid to check under the bathroom sink, they're afraid they might find spiders, mice, rats or other pesky creatures, but worse than that, it seems like most homeowners are afraid they could actually find a water leak.

This really isn't as uncommon as you might think. Some of these leaks are small but over time can damage the cabinet, drywall, framing, flooring and plumbing. These leaks can also attract termites and create problems with mold.

Some of these leaks can be traced back to storing items under the sink. Pushing large items into the sink cabinet, so you can shut the door, isn't always a good idea. Repetitively pushing these items under the sink, over time could break or loosen a water supply pipe.

These water supply pipes, if damaged will leak. Your main concern is going to be whether the leak is large or small. A large water leak will eventually leak onto the flooring in the bathroom and will be visible from the outside of the cabinet. Large water leaks cause damage instantly, where small water leaks might not be found for weeks, months or even years.

You're probably saying to yourself, "Years" Come on!, you've got to be kidding me.... No I'm not.... This is usually the damage that I'm coming to repair as a general contractor. This is where the structural framing needs to be repaired or replaced. Most often it needs to be replaced and sometimes the water damage can be quite damaging to the homeowner's pocketbook.

It wouldn't be a bad idea, to store something underneath the bathroom sink that you use on a daily basis. For example: shaving cream, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies or toilet paper. Storing a couple of rolls of toilet paper under a bathroom sink is a great idea.

If there is a water leak under the bathroom sink, and the toilet paper is sitting on the bottom of the cabinet, it will absorb any moisture. When you need to change the toilet paper, you will reach into the bathroom cabinet and find a soggy roll of toilet paper.

You might lose a couple of rolls of toilet paper but this little trick, could save some costly home repairs in the future.