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3 Reasons To Take Water Cleanup Seriously In Your Bathroom

by Neil Craig

Most homeowners don't realize that their bathrooms are notorious for horrible water damage issues. Most believe that since bathrooms are designed to handle water and moisture, no problems can result. However, this is not the case, especially if you are not being extra cautious about water cleanup in your bathroom. Here are three reasons why you should take water cleanup in your bathroom more seriously:

  1. Invisible Problems Prevent Shower from Drying: Clogged drains and other problems that lay underneath the surface of the shower can be the reason that the shower is not completely drying after use. This is a problem because if standing water is left in the shower, mold and rust can develop. This can lead to expensive repairs that you would otherwise want to avoid. If you notice standing water, you need to call in a professional plumber who specializes in water damage cleanup (such as one from Servicemaster of Buncombe County) who can diagnose the invisible problem and fix it for you. 
  2. The Toilet is the Number One Cause of Water Damage: Toilets are the number one cause of water damage in the home. This is because so many leaks go unnoticed and are not resolved until it becomes a more obvious problem, such as when the toilet begins to leak outside of the bathroom and into other areas of the home. You need to be sure that you are constantly checking the water level in the toilet and the rim of the toilet for signs of leaks. If there is water around the rim of the toilet, for example, this can be a sign that there is a small leak. By fixing these leaks right away, you avoid mold development and more.
  3. The Exhaust Fan Isn't Used When it Should Be: A huge problem for many homeowners is that the exhaust fans in the bathroom are not used when they should be. Humidity levels in the bathroom will be high when the shower is used and even when the sink is used for hot water. This is a problem because mold develops in high humidity levels. The exhaust fans help to keep humidity levels low. If you know that the exhaust fan in your bathroom hasn't been used when it should have been, you want to be sure that you check for soft bathroom floors, which can indicate that mold is growing underneath or at least is starting to. You will want to call in professionals to take care of this. 

 By knowing these three reasons to take water cleanup seriously in your bathroom, you can prevent major issues, which is going to save you a large amount of money in the future on mold and water damage cleanup.