Water damage can strike anytime, anywhere, but this week we are going to focus our attention on just one location: the Bathroom. Why? Bathrooms are highly prone to water damage because of the number of pipes. Just think about it. The sink, toilet, and shower are all potential sources of water damage.
Sources of Bathroom Water Damage
- Sink and Shower: Did you know that a small leak in a pipe can expel 22 gallons of water a day? Now just imagine how much water is involved when a pipe bursts!
- Toilet: When your toilet becomes clogged and overflows, you could find yourself with a pretty messy situation. You are dealing with category three, or black water, meaning the water has come into contact with fecal matter, a haven for harmful bacteria and disease-causing pathogens. When dealing with black water, as with a toilet backup, it is important to call a water damage restoration company immediately!
Dealing with Bathroom Water Damage
If the source of your water damage is a broken or leaky pipe, count your blessings. This is often easy to fix. First, turn off the water to your home. This will prevent any further damage. If you catch the leak early and clean up the mess immediately, the severity of the damage should be minimal. Simply call a plumber or fix the plumbing yourself if you are able to do so. If the leak has gone unnoticed for several hours and you have water damage inside your home, or if the source of the water damage involves black water, it is time to call in a professional.
At ServiceMaster of Baltimore, we are ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We maintain a high standard of morals, values, and customer service and handle every job with the utmost care, speed, and effectiveness.
Hopefully you have found our blog, “Sources of Bathroom Water Damage,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful home improvement tips.