A burst pipe, a leaking ceiling, and a faulty water heater. What do these 3 things have in common?
They could all be the beginning of water damage, a serious danger to all homes. While mold needs certain conditions to be a nuisance, water damage can happen at any moment. It’s important to act quickly when water damage strikes, as it can be the cause of many other problems. For instance, mold can begin to grow in a wet area after only 24 hours. In this post, we’ll be looking at how you can prevent water damage, or catch it before it becomes severe, in different areas of your home.
In The Bathroom
●Routinely inspect the area under the sink with a flashlight. If you notice telltale signs of a leak, like moistness near the pipes, or the build up of rust, you should call a plumber. ●Near the bathtub and shower, you should look for swelling or discoloration. These are indicators that a water leak is present near the shower. ●If there’s cracks, or mold in the caulking, or in the tile grout, you should re-caulk the area. Cracking or mold in the tile grout is another sign that water damage has occurred.