As we’ve noted many, many times here at the blog, the best way to fix water damage is to do everything in your power to prevent it, and while even the best laid plans are vulnerable to being laid to waste by plumbing mishaps and vicious storms, taking steps for prevention just makes good ol’ horse sense.
That said, here are a few things you can do should you have the unfortunate luck of bathroom water damage in your Bradenton home.
Steps To Take To Mitigate Water Damage In Your Bathroom
- Kill The Water – Make sure the water supply to your bathroom is cut off. You can’t worsen the water damage you have if you kill the supply line. Go to the main water valve and turn it off. This will prevent any further water damage during the process of the repair.
- Prep The Bathroom – Before you can repair any bathroom water damage, you’ll have to prepare the room for the job. Remove the toilet by unscrewing the bolts that hold it to the floor and disconnecting the supply lines (usually a thin copper tubing – you’ve seen it before). Remove it from the room. If your bathroom water damage seeped under your cabinets, you will need to take the cabinets out of the room as well. Since this can get pretty involved, it may behoove you to contact a company of experts who specialize in water damage control and dry outs. As for your floor, ceramic tile will not be damaged by water, but if your grouting isn’t sealed, it can be affected by discoloration and also be a habitat for mold. However, if there was significant water in the room tile will be damaged as well as any vinyl or carpeted flooring. In this case, you’ll have remove the damaged flooring and take it out of the room. If you have ceramic tile, you will need to chisel about with a hammer. As you can see, this isn’t really complicated, but it is work intensive. At Accutech, we pride ourselves on rapid response and being able to save people’s homes after floods, and bathroom water damage is one of our specialties.
- Repair The Drywall – If the drywall or baseboards were damaged by the water in your bathroom, you’ll need to replace those. Not doing so can be unsafe and unhealthy.
- Install New Flooring – If your carpet, tile or other flooring was severely damaged, you’ll have to replace it. If you call Accutech, we may be able to save your current flooring without even having to remove it! We have advanced equipment and techniques that, more often than not, save floors and save money. And we follow up to ensure complete dry out. It’s something you should consider if you have serious bathroom water damage.
Did You Have Bathroom Water Damage And Are Up To Your Neck With Other Things To Take Care Of?
If so, then you should strongly consider contacting Bradenton’s leading water mitigation company. We pledge to be on the scene within an hour drying your bathroom out. Time is important! A half-hour might save your flooring and cabinets.