Repairing water damage is one of our main services. We handle everything from removing water from your home and drying it out to replacing bathroom water damage in the form of drywall, fixtures, and helping you avoid mold and structural damage.
Bathrooms are some of the biggest culprits when it comes to inflicting water damage on your home. Nearly every fixture in your bathroom uses water, so that makes them susceptible to damage.
Fixtures and pipes will wear out over time, so let’s talk about things you can do to protect your home from bathroom water damage.
Regularly Check For Potential Leaks
It’s always easier to take preventative measures to address small leaks or potential problems than wait until they’ve become huge problems.
Once a month, take the time to inspect your bathroom floors, walls, and ceilings. Look for signs of moisture: peeling paint, mildew, or mold. Check under sinks and vanities to ensure there aren’t any leaks from the sink trap.
Check your floor and showers for any cracked, broken, or missing tiles. This can allow moisture to seep in behind walls and your floors.
Upgrade Your Toilet
40% of your home’s annual water consumption comes from your toilet. That makes it worth considering an updated model that can help you save water and also avoid future water damage.
Bathroom mats are a great way to make sure water is absorbed after showers and baths instead of sitting on the tile floor. Make sure to wash them regularly to avoid mold and mildew!
Always Use The Exhaust Fan
If you have bathrooms equipped with exhaust fans, use them every time you take a shower or use the tub. Your fan is designed to pull moisture out of the air and keep it from soaking into your walls.
If you don’t have an exhaust fan in your bathroom, consider adding a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity levels in the room.
Replace Damaged Caulk & Grout
When caulk and grout are damaged, the seal keeping water out of your floors and walls has failed. It’s important to replace the caulk and grout immediately to avoid moisture damage.
Install Drain Covers
Using drain covers to catch hair and other debris in your sink and tub is the best way to prevent clogs from forming in your pipes, which will cause water to back up into your fixtures.
Call Lake City Restoration For Help
Noticed the signs of water damage in your bathroom or other areas of your home? We’re here to help!
We have the expertise and advanced equipment to completely remove water from your home and restore it safely. Our services include water damage cleanup, fire damage restoration, and other necessary restoration services.
If you have questions about how the restoration process works or what might work best for your home, give us a call today!