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4 Warning Signs of Bathroom Water Damage in Hammock Dunes

6/11/2015 (Permalink)

By the time the mold becomes visible, it has already taken hold inside the wall, and will not go away even with a thorough scrubbing.

4 Warning Signs of Bathroom Water Damage

Hammock Dunes water damage may not always be easy to find, especially given the amount of water already present in all bathrooms. Ruptured pipes or fixtures are easy to spot, but other damage can be more subtle. Cracked shower tiles, unstable caulking or grout, and leaky seals at the base of the toilet bowl can all cause significant damage to floor boards, ceilings, and walls. If such issues are left unchecked, the resulting damage can cost thousands of dollars in necessary repairs.

Property owners looking to prevent extensive damage to their bathrooms need to know how to spot damage like this. Here are some tips for spotting potential Hammock Dunes water damage in bathrooms:

A Soft Floor
If your home has a wooden floor truss system, the subfloor is most likely made of plywood. When subjected to moisture, this plywood subfloor can rot, and the floor will begin to feel soft or spongy. The toilet may also feel unstable or loose. If left unattended, this kind of floor damage could lead to the entire bathroom floor collapsing.

Warped Walls
When drywall absorbs Hammock Dunes water, it becomes soft and will begin to swell. Over time, the damaged area will start to crumble, especially around the baseboards. If the bathroom wall feels uneven, looks warped or crooked, have it checked by our professionals immediately.

Trust Your Nose
If you detect a musty or damp odor, even after a thorough cleaning, this may be due to moisture damage inside the walls. Though many older homes can have a musty smell, rooms with this kind of damage will still have a much stronger odor than the rest of the house. Even if there is no visible damage, a lingering mildew smell is a sign to contact our professionals quickly so they can locate and treat the affected area.

Visible Mold
Molds grow from the inside out. If you can see, it has already taken hold inside the wall and will not go away even with a thorough scrubbing. Hammock Dunes mold may be dangerous, as it can cause respiratory problems, and can require extensive repairs throughout the home if left untreated. If there is visible mold in the bathroom, contact our specialists immediately.

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