Bathroom water damage

Bathroom

Water damage can be prevalent in bathrooms. (Photo Credits)

Moisture and water damage are very likely in bathrooms primarily because water and moisture is constant in these areas of the home or commercial areas.

DoItYourself.com for instance came up with a guide on self-troubleshooting water damage bathrooms. They said the first step is to always turn off the main water source of the home.

“Before you can repair any water damage, you will need to prepare the room for the job. Remove the toilet by unscrewing the bolts that hold it to the floor and disconnecting the water line. Take the toilet out of the room and leave it in an area that is out of the way. If the water damage extends under the cabinets, you will need to take the cabinets out of the room as well. In most cases, ceramic tile will not be damaged by water; however, if there is a significant amount of water in the room, tile will be damaged as will any vinyl products. You need to remove the damaged flooring and take it out of the room. If you have ceramic tile, you will need to chisel it out with a hammer.”

Check out the step-by-step procedures here.

Damage in the Bathroom Vanity

Full bathrooms may also experience water damage in the vanity area. Third-party service ratings website Angie’s List says homeowners may get stressed because of this because it can be expensive to have this area of the bathroom repaired. 24hr Water Damage Repair San Diego Ca   

“If you can, contact the company who originally fabricated the vanity to find out whether you can get a replacement. Some cabinetmakers will replace parts on bathroom vanities they didn’t make, but others — like Medeiros — will only do partial replacements on bathroom vanities they built themselves.”

Read the rest of the article here.

As for shower walls, the website The Spruce says, it is not uncommon to have water damage in this part of the bathroom because molds grow where moisture stays overtime.

“Over time, moisture can seep behind your tiles and cause mold, deterioration and even subfloor and ceiling leaks. Fortunately, identifying and fixing your water-damaged shower isn’t difficult. Here’s a quick how-to. Identify Your Shower Damage: Many leaks begin at the bottom of your shower wall where the tiling meets the top of the shower pan or floor. Begin your assessment of the shower here. Moldy, discolored grout, loose tiles, and peeling caulk are signs that moisture could be affecting the area behind your shower wall.”

The original article can be found here.

Water damage can be insidious and it has to be given attention as soon as possible.

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