Both the kitchen and bathroom see the most frequent use of water. Unlike most kitchens, bathrooms are often enclosed and as a direct result, are extremely vulnerable to moisture accumulation and potential water damage. By inspecting your bathroom regularly, you can reduce damage and the chances of having to carry out water damage restoration.
How do I detect water damage
Inspection is straight forward for the layperson and should be done once in every three months by homeowners. In order to keep your bathroom in the best possible shape and to prevent the need for water damage restoration, you must take the time to examine potential leakage from fixtures and fittings, such as:
- Pipe joints and plumbing
- Pipework in cabinets, and
Neglecting these inspections can result in unneeded repair bills associated with water damage restoration. Be sure to act early after the initial indications of water damage.
Bathtub and Shower
You should check the tiles and replace them if they are cracked. You must be absolutely sure that there is no missing grout between the tiles – restoration and rescue might be required. If the caulking is cracked at the joints where the walls meet the floor or bathtub, this can be a sign of water damage. Clogged drains and pipes will prevent the bathtub from draining correctly, and may indicate problems underneath the tub. Pay attention to discoloration or bubbling in the wall paint around your bathtub as this may indicate an internal leak. You should enlist the services of residential plumbers Perth homeowners can rely on to carry out water damage restoration and prevent potential structural damage to your home.
Signs of water damage can be hard to detect, given that the majority of pipes are located inside walls and ceilings. Be on the lookout for changes to your flooring, ceiling and walls as moisture or stains could indicate a plumbing problem hidden within a wall or ceiling cavity.
Sinks and Cabinets
Sinks and cabinets in your bathroom or en-suite are exposed to moisture and humidity on a daily basis. You should regularly inspect under the sink, this is as easy as a quick glance at the pipework and surrounding cabinetry when reaching for the shaving cream or moisturiser. Also inspect the countertop above as any gaps between your sink and the counter may result in water leaking through your cabinetry. Replacement sink seals are most likely required if they are cracked or loose. Water damage restoration might be required if the wood and/or MDF panels of your cabinetry have been compromised.
The toilet can be a vulnerable water junction if shoddy plumbing work has been performed in your home by a lazy contractor. Be sure to check the braided water lines that connect to the cistern and search for leaks around the porcelain toilet seat, and under the cistern itself. If you notice moisture on the floor around the toilet itself, call residential plumbers Perth homeowners can rely on, immediately.
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