Seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? Factor this in: the bathroom is statistically the most dangerous room in your house. Why? Water, plus slippery surfaces, equal a higher change of slip and fall accidents.

Most household accidents happen in the bathroom for that very reason. A common culprit is a tub that’s lost its seal, or missed water spills that leak into the walls, causing anything from warped floors to mold.

If you have water damage in your bathroom, you may be wondering what to do. Let us break down the signs of a hazardous bathroom, and what you can do to keep you and the people living under your roof safe.

Mold and Mildew

Water is a common problem in houses for many reasons. Neglected spills or constant water damage add up over time. This can lead to mold or mildew growing in corners in hard-to-see places – or in places that are completely out of your sight, like behind walls.

Tub leaks and leaky faucets

In the bathroom, a big cause of water damage is old, leaky faucets, leaky drains, or old tub seals that needed replacing a while ago.

Determining where the leaks are coming from can take some troubleshooting. Typically, all you need to do to find the culprit is turn on each faucet and see if it’s leaking. Then, the hard part comes in: repairing the leak. Some problems can be a simple DIY fix if you know what you’re doing. Others may need an experienced plumber.

Time to renovate?

If your bathroom is old, or if your bathroom’s repairs are adding up faster than you can update your to-do list, then it could be time to remodel your bathroom or replace your tub or shower. From mold and mildew resistant bathtubs to showers that take less time and hassle to keep clean, we have a ton of options to fit your individual needs.

Need to renovate soon? Give us a call at 800-833-9831 or contact us today on our website