Do You Know the Signs of Water Damage in Your Bathroom?
The signs of water damage can be difficult to spot if you don’t know what you’re looking
for. And your bathroom is one of the places it’s most likely to hide.
It’s important to find water damage in your home early because it can spread and
worsen over time. If it’s stopped early and repaired, then you can avoid making bigger,
more costly repairs in the future.
Your home is your family’s biggest investment, so protecting it is vital. You can do that
by regularly looking for signs of leaks around your home. Learning what you should be
looking for in your bathroom is a good place to start.
Signs You Could See
Here’s what you might see if you have a potential water issue in one of your home’s
Evidence of mold or mildew. Both mold and mildew can flourish in wet environments.
Your bathroom might have black spots on your walls, shower curtain, around your tub or
shower, or underneath your bathroom cabinets.
Wet spots on your walls or around the tub. If you see water spots or stains on your
walls, it’s a sign that there could be a leak behind them. If you notice that, then it might
be time to check your pipes for leaks and other issues. You’ll want to correct those and
then repair any damage to protect your home.
Damage to the flooring or paint . Bubbling, peeling paint, buckling wood floors or
cracked damaged tiles can all be possible signs of water damage. Again, you’ll want to
fix these issues and repair any damage they’ve caused to ensure your home hasn’t
been compromised by mold or water damage.
Wet spots on your ceiling. Not all signs of bathroom water damage are actually
noticeable in the bathroom. Water spots and leaks from the ceiling can be signs that the
plumbing in your bathroom is leaking if your ceiling issues are located directly below a
bathroom. (Any ceiling leak should be investigated, though.)
If you see the signs of water damage anywhere in your home, take the time to get it
evaluated and repaired correctly. It will serve you well in the long run—and possibly
save you time and money.
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