If you have ever needed water damage restoration in your Missoula home, odds are the bathroom was involved. Your bathroom goes through water every day and almost every trip to the bathroom will include the use of water. This means the bathroom is a very common place for water damage to occur.
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Here are some things you can ( and should) do starting today (right now) to reduce the risk of water damage from the bathroom.
Don’t Clog Drains: Soap scum, hair and grime are all common culprits of clogged drains. When water is not able to flow freely through drains, it will begin to back up into your home. Overflowing water from sinks, toilets, showers, and tubs can leave your bathroom in need of water damage restoration. One way you can help prevent your drains from getting clogged is to utilize drain shields. Drain shields catch excess hair and other waste products and prevents them from actually going down the drain in the first place where they can stick to the sides and cause blockages or clogs. If you have a drain that is draining but doing so very slowly, consider using a commercial grade cleaner that can help reduce clogs.
Don’t Clog the Toilet: We understand that sometimes this is just out of your control, but many people end up clogging their toilets and backing up the sewer line because of personal hygiene or feminine products being flushed down toilets. Even using too much toilet paper, which may seem harmless, can lead to some major toilet floods. It is also important to make sure that children (especially toddlers) in the home know what NOT to flush down the toilet.
Check Caulk Sealings Around Appliances: One way builders help to ‘waterproof’ your home is the seal around the toilet and around the tub and shower. Caulk is a strong water barrier but can begin to pull away or flake off over time. Check the area around your shower-tub, sink, and toilet for any signs of peeling away caulk and consider reapplying caulk once a year just to get in the habit of it.
We hope these few steps will help you be more prepared and resistant to water damage from the bathroom. Keep in mind though, that even if every single step is followed perfectly, water damage is completely unpreventable. When you need water damage cleanup, whether in your bathroom or any other place in your home, Five Valleys Restoration and Cleaning is here to help. Our trusted crew of certified and professional water damage restoration technicians are ready to respond to your water damage emergency 24/7. We know how important it is to begin water damage cleanup as soon as possible. That’s why we have made ourselves available any time, day or night, to help you get your bathroom (or whatever damaged room) back to normal. So keep your bathroom clean and clear from clogs as best as you can, and call Five Valley’s when you need water damage restoration.
If this is an emergency, please call 406-542-2113 for immediate service.