Mold caused by water damage in a bathroom can be a hidden problem for homeowners.

However, it is one that it is very important to address early on. This problem is one that should not be ignored. You want to ensure that the structure of your home is not compromised because of leaking water in your bathroom. You also want to make sure that you do not have mold caused by water damage.

Water damage in a bathroom can be caused in different ways. For example, if the faucet drips or the drain has any defect then water will eventually get into the home.  Leaking water in your home will create mold, mold is bad for many health reasons.

If the water is coming from a fixture then that is when damage can occur. This is not the first and won’t be the last water source that has a defect. But when it is caused by the fixture then you need to know how to deal with it.

You can open the sink in order to drain the water. You can shut off the water at the faucet. This will limit the damage to the home, but in many cases, you may still need to reinstall the water supply.  If you have a slow leak, you probably have mold issues too.

If the water comes through the walls then the problem is with the plasterboard. Sometimes you can simply replace the plasterboard or you can replace the framing and add a layer of plywood to repair the issue. This can be quite expensive and the cost of this will vary depending on the extent of the damage.

Mold can grow in less than 72 hours so you must make sure that you do not have a mold issue when you have a water damage issue.

A hidden sport for water damage is in the shower or bathtub. If the shower door seal or bathtub seal is cracked then the water is leaking through the seals. If the wall tiles are loose then the water is getting into the house. The reason that this repair can be expensive is that it is a process that is difficult to carry out. You need professional help.  Many times behind the wall or under the shower or bathtub there is mold growing.  If you have mold make sure to contact a professional mold remediation specialist to remove the mold correctly.

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