The bathroom is a veritable hot spot for water damage. If you have water damage in your home but are not sure what the source is, there is a good chance that the point of origin is the bathroom. There are several reasons why the bathroom is such a hot spot for water damage. First of all, there is an enormous amount of piping that goes into making the bathroom work. But another reason is because there is an extremely high number of people who have dealt with water damage as a result of something as mundane as leaving the bath water running for too long. Here are some steps you need to take care of water damage in the bathroom.
First thing, above all, is finding the source of the water damage. If it’s simply an overflown bathtub, then the cause of it takes no real detective work. But If you have something like damaged pipes, or even burst pipes, then you need to have the water in your home turned off. This will prevent further damage. Once the pipes are finally repaired, the real issue is getting the water damage cleared out.
There is a misconception that the damage done strictly by the water is all you have to worry about, but in truth one of the biggest things you have to worry about is the aftermath of the water damage: mold. You may be able to clear out the actual water, but if you don’t bother to check for mold then you can be inviting an even worse form of damage into your home. Mold can not only cause corrosive structural damage to your bathroom, but it can spread throughout your home and can get both you and anyone in your home sick.
If you have encountered mold or structural damage after clearing out the water, then you need to call in an expert. Year after year homeowners hold off on calling water damage experts to take care of the damage that has been done to their home because they feel that it is too expensive. But if you do not take care of the damage as soon as you can, the damage will only get worse. If you have homeowner’s insurance then there is a very good chance that your home is covered for water damage repairs. You need to check your insurance policy to make sure, however.