Do You Know: How to Protect Your Bathroom from Water Damage?
Usually, in a house, 80% of all household water use takes place in the bathroom. This means that your bathroom is prone to water damage more than any other room in your house. Every time you use your bathtub for a shower, you use gallons of water. By regularly checking the area around your bathtub or shower cubicle and ruling out any chances of moisture accumulation, you can protect your bathroom from water damage. Aspen Kitchens Inc. contractors know about water damage prevention and will ensure the best installation and materials for your bathroom.
Tips for Protecting your Bathroom from Water Damage
- Examine Your Shower- The most common cause of water damage from your shower is because of defective shower pan. You should test your shower pan regularly to make sure that it is working properly. For testing your shower pan, firstly block your shower drain. Then fill the shower with an inch of water and mark the water level with the help of a pencil. Come back after eight hours. If the water level has dropped, it means that there is a leak in your shower pan and you will need to call a professional. Aspen Kitchens inc will install the showers to make sure these things do not happen.
- Examine Your Tiles- If you feel some movement while pressing your tiles in your bathroom and see many gaps in your grout or chalk, it means that it’s time to consider a hidden water damage issue.
- Examine the Area Around Toilet- Regularly inspect the water lines leading to the toilet to make sure that there is no leakage between them. If you listen to your tank filling up of no reason, it means that there is a leakage problem. A leaky toilet can cause damage in the flood boards and walls around your bathroom.
- Check your Sink- Examine your sink regularly to make sure that it is not leaking. Make sure that there are no drips from your faucet and there are no leaks from the trap. Check the sink seals regularly and replace them when required.
- Check your Walls- Look around your walls. If they are getting discolored and are wet, it means that water damage is taking place and should be repaired before it gets worse.
- Buy an Exhaust Fan- One of the simplest ways to protect your bathroom from moisture is by installing and properly venting an exhaust fan. Check your fan regularly for dust and mildew.
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