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Do You Know The Signs Of Water Damage In Your Bathroom?

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

mold in the corner of a bath tub If you have water damage in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of East Lansing/Haslett today!

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 bathrooms:

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.

From emergency cleaning and restoration to routine disinfection, we’re there for you. Contact us at any hour for a consultation or immediate assistance. Our teams are available to help you
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