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Signs Water Damage Repairs Are Needed In Your Fort Lauderdale Bathroom

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Signs of water damage are not always easy to spot, so knowing what to look for to prevent bathroom flooding and similar problems are essential.

Water Damage Repairs


Water damage and leaks in your bathroom can be quite costly to repair, as it takes much time to remove and re-install things already in place such as your toilet, sink, and flooring. Signs of water damage are not always easy to spot, either, so knowing what to look for to prevent bathroom flooding and similar problems are essential. The first signs of water damage can be well hidden and overlooked easily. If you discover them in time, however, professionals like SERVPRO can fix the problem for you without a lot of headaches and cost.

Musty Smells
With no visible problems, a persistent damp smell is a big red flag that your bathroom in your Fort Lauderdale home is suffering from water damage. When you can smell this odor even when the bathroom is dry and clean, be convinced that there is moisture building up behind surfaces. You probably have mold growth to go along with it as well. Therefore, you need to call in SERVPRO right away to ensure this problem does not worsen.

Suspicious Walls
Blistering paint or crumbling plaster is just the first step to a disaster that is approaching. If water is dripping behind your walls, a leaking pipe is likely the problem. Drywall feels softer and swells when it absorbs water, and the process is usually slow. If you notice any of this or any cracks or gaps in your caulk or grout, it is time to address this issue of hidden water damage.

Damaged Flooring
Bathroom floors are made to be covered in water, so they stay in good condition unless you have a leak develop. Persistent moisture below the floor, however, creates buckling, cracking, and staining, so if any of this appears in your bathroom, you should be alarmed. The subfloor of your bathroom, usually made of plywood, starts to rot if exposed to moisture, making the floor gradually softer.

Visible Mold
When you see mold growth on walls, in corners, or spreading on the ceiling, it is usually too late for preventative measures. It develops from the inside out, so when you can see it, there is just one explanation – you have a leak somewhere. SERVPRO’s professionals can come in and take care of the leak and the mold with special tools and cleaners, so get them to your home as quickly as possible.
 
These are all reasons why you need to regularly inspect your bathroom, including the shower area, around the sink and your toilet. Maintain valves and pipes, plus the whole plumbing system and replace any rusty parts. If your bathroom suffers water damage of any kind, please contact SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South right away. We can be there quickly when you give us a call at (954) 776-2000 to fix your bathroom up and make it a haven to wash away the stress of the day again.

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