There are a few areas of your home that are prone to have water damage at some point and you want to be able to deal with it appropriately. Two of the areas that are prone to some form of water damage is your kitchen and laundry room. In the laundry there is a washing machine and in the kitchen, there are several appliances that use water as a source for them to function. They can sometimes malfunction and that will cause a leak to start in the kitchen. Many times you may not be aware there has been a leak until it has become much bigger. The other area of your home that is prone to have water damage is the bathroom. This may not seem like a shock to most people since it has a shower, bathtub, sinks and toilets which all use water to function. You use water everyday in this room so how can you tell that you have water damage in your bathroom. Disaster Services has what to look for when checking for water damage in your bathroom and how to fix it.
What Causes the Majority of Water Damage in a Bathroom?
One of the most common places in a bathroom to find water damage is under the sink. Most people store everything from hair products, makeup and extra toiletries under the sink which leaves little room to notice a dripping pipe. The wood under the sink will slowly swell from the water and can start to grow mold and mildew. Another area of the bathroom that has water damage is in the shower enclosure. This can happen when the tile that is covering the way starts to become unsealed. All it takes is a small amount of grout to be lost to allow water to start getting in the walls and behind the tile itself. Over time it can allow mold to grow and weaken the wall. Other major ways that a bathroom can have water damage is when the toilet overflows or the sink overflows. Either one of these are usually noticed right away and can be cleaned up fairly quickly.
What to Do if Your Bathroom has Water Damage
If you have finally discovered a leak in the bathroom or if you notice it right away it is best left to the professionals to clean it up right away. The professionals are able to assess the damage and what preparations need to be done to remove any dangerous areas of wall or wood.