How to Prevent Bathroom Water Damage

Stutters Disaster Kleenup will come out and take care of any water damage that you may have in your home. Here are some tips on how you can prevent water damage from happening in your bathroom.

The Toilet

Did you know that the toilet is the most vulnerable water junction in your entire house? Toilet leaks often involve clean water and sewer water that can cause both structural damage and can be hazardous to your health. Check for leaks around the toilet seat, on the water supply line, and under the tank. If you notice any signs of moisture on the floor around the toilet. Always switch out broken parts as soon as possible, if you wait the problem could escalate quickly into a health problem. Water damage may have already occurred if the floor feels soft, or your toilet rocks.

Install an Exhaust Fan

To maintain low levels of humidity, installing an exhaust fan is the most important thing you can do in the bathroom. If you do not already have a fan in your bathroom you can purchase one from a local home improvement store and install it yourself, easily. By circulating the air, the exhaust fan ventilates the bathroom and prevents damp air overloads. You should always use it during and following baths or showers to prevent moisture build-up. 0

The Shower

A bathroom shower is exposed to a substantial amount of water every day and may require further attention to ensure it is well maintained. Check the tiles in your shower and replace any cracked or damaged tiles. To prevent water from dripping behind the tiles, be sure to routinely check that there is no missing grout between tiles. If there is, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Finally, inspect the caulking at any joints around the bathtub and replace the loose and / or missing sections.

Sinks and Cabinets

The sinks and cabinets are often exposed to moisture and high humidity levels but are unfortunately usually overlooked. Inspect under the sink regularly for signs of mould or moisture, also check the countertop above it. Repair any drip in the trap as it may lead to more serious drain problems. Check around the sink also, as slow draining pipes may indicate a blockage. If sink seals are cracked or loose, replace them immediately.

Monitor Moisture Levels

Carefully monitor moisture levels in the bathroom as well as in adjoining rooms. You should always be very attentive to excess moisture in your floors or walls, and stains or water marks as they may indicate plumbing problems that require attention. If you do suspect damage but cannot locate the problem, call Stutters Disaster Kleenup, and our professionals will do what we can to find the issue.

Do not ignore leaks or water damage problems in your bathroom. Unless they are fixed right away, these problems will lead to serious damage, expensive repair bills, and even potential health problems.

Call a Stutters Disaster Kleenup at 1-877-763-1540, and we will send out one of our professionals to inspect and start drying your home. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve you.

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