Bathroom Water Damage Woes
Water damage in the bathroom isn't an unusual sight. After all, water is used in the bathroom more than any other room in the home. Water damage may present itself in many forms – warped walls, rusty pipes, buckled tile, or even mold. Mold damage is easily spread throughout the home and can cause serious health issues so it's best to avoid this type of water damage anywhere in the home. Keep your bathroom water damage free by knowing the signs.
Bathroom windows are a common area for water damage. Look around the window for discoloration, warped wood, or a draft. While a window may be your primary means for ventilation in your bathroom (in most homes, bathrooms have a separate ventilation system as well), it may also be causing a problem if the window isn't installed properly or has become damaged due to water – even in the form of vapor.
Visible pipes in the bathroom should also be free of water damage. Pipes that run underneath cupboards and vanities should be checked periodically for water damage. Replace rusty pipes or pipes that drip. Signs that your pipes aren't working properly include rust or damage around the piping area – discoloration on the floor or cupboard beneath it, warped wood or mold stains.
The same goes for faucets. Rusty faucets mean water is escaping where it shouldn't be. Faucets that leak will have water spots around them or discoloration from mold or hard water stains. Tighten or replace any faucets that aren't working properly.
Toilets are a major water damage area. Plumbing to and from the toilet should always be secure. If water pools around the base of your toilet, it needs to be secured correctly to the floor. Water damage caused by toilets that back up includes sewage and should only be handled by a water damage restoration company to avoid serious illnesses.
Tiles and walls that show signs of water damage – cracks, buckled tiles, or mold stains – should be replaced as well. Water doesn't originate in tiles and walls so there's obviously an issue going on around it. This could mean a leaky pipe behind the walls or tile, a poor ventilation system or a handful of other issues. If you're not sure where water damage originates, it's a good idea to contact a professional water damage restoration company.
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