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Is Your Atlantic City Tub Raining Water Damage Inside the Bathroom?

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Bathrooms contain a lot of plumbing. Inspect the plumbing regularly for signs of water damage.

Hidden Leaks Can Mean Severe Water Damage in Atlantic City

Life gets busy, and Atlantic City homeowners might overlook warning signs that plumbing or overflows allow water to overreach in one or more bathrooms. Something as simple as a shower curtain billowing as the spray hits it or an overly enthusiastic bathtime ritual with splash-happy toddlers can send water onto the floor of a bathroom daily. Behind the walls or under the vanity pipes can spring tiny leaks. All seems fine until the ceiling below stains or cracks. 

Even small amounts of moisture can cause water damage to your Atlantic City home over time. Inadequate caulking or frequent spills eventually permit water to reach structural components of your home. Slow leaks that puddle under a cabinet eventually break through, soaking the drywall or ceiling tiles underneath. Water also takes unexpected paths, with damage showing itself far from the site of the leak or spill. 

Our crews have seen many water damage scenarios and are experts at tracing the harm back to the source. Once SERVPRO arrives on the scene, an experienced manager assesses the visible damage and then uses sensitive moisture monitoring tools to find all building materials involved. Thermal imaging is useful to map out areas where water collects in building cavities. 

Bathrooms might seem immune to water damage because of the materials used to protect from moisture. SERVPRO often finds tile floors and walls that have cracked or eroded grout risk saturating the subfloor or backer board if specialized strategies are not used to remove residual water thoroughly. Seals along the joints of fixtures such as tubs, shower stalls, and toilets can fail, and the supply and waste pipes can allow condensation or tiny cracks to soak walls, floors, and ceilings. 

Once SERVPRO maps out the damage, our IICRC-trained crews devise ways to expose the wet areas and release any standing water for removal. High-efficiency air movers and heaters force moisture out of building materials and into the air as vapor allowing dehumidifiers to capture and contain the water for disposal. We ensure all wet materials return to normal moisture readings, ready for additional restoration efforts. 

SERVPRO of Atlantic City / Hamilton / Hammonton has the trained technicians and powerful equipment to dry out the water damaged spaces in your home. Call us at (609) 965-0885 for an evaluation.

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