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Signs of Water Damage in the Bathroom of Your Alexandria Virginia Home

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

water damage tub Peeling sealant around the tub is an early sign of water damage

How to tell if you Have Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage is surprisingly more common than many homeowners realize, and that's because most people assume water damage only happens after a major flood or storm.

Unfortunately, that isn't the case, many cases of water damage occur as a result of plumbing or erosion of water sealants/coverings as a result of frequent daily water use.

Since there isn't a major event that might trigger water damage, it's important to do a routine check of some of the most places in your house with the highest susceptibility of water damage: your bathroom, kitchen and basement.

In this article we'll cover the signs of water damage in your bathroom.

Before we start its important to remember to consult with a water damage expert when inspecting water damage and ESPECIALLY when trying to clean or repair water damaged areas.

We here at SERVPRO of Alexandria specialize in all things water damage! If you suspect you have water damage in your home or office, please, give us a call at (703) 739 - 2800 and we'll walk you through the next steps.

Sign #1: Peeling sealant around the edges of the bath tub

Peeling sealant can be both the cause as well as a sign of bathroom water damage.

An initial breach behind the sealant is made by running tub water which seeps deep into the wall causing the wood to expand This expanding wood pushes against the wall causing more sealant to peel and may even cause some of the paint to peel surrounding the tub.

Sign #2: Sunken Floors

It isn't uncommon for there to be rot wood under the flooring at the corners of a bathroom floors, especially near the tub and toilet bowl. If when you apply pressure/stand and you feel or see a lowering of the floor, there's a very good chance there is rot wood due to water damage.

Sign #3: Discoloration on the Ceiling of the Room Below the Bathroom

Discolored ceilings are a tell-tale sign that there is water damage in a structure. If you see even a subtle change in color (usually to a darker/browner hue) there's a good chance there is water damage happening from pipes in the room above the discoloration.

Sign #4: A Funny Smell

If you smell a weird, musky smell coming from your bathroom, there's a good chance there's water damage present.

The weird smell is usually mold, which happens as a result of the water damage.

These 4 signals will help you detect water damage early, but what do you do after you discover you have water damage in your home?

Call SERVPRO of Alexandria and we'll repair any damage quickly and professionally, all while providing the highest quality of customer service.

Once again, our number is (703) 739 - 2800 give us a call!

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