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Loosened Tub Seals Can Lead to Water Damage in Your Stockton Home

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

Stockton Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal and Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Removes Water and Moisture from Bathrooms Professionally

Daily showers taken by your family in your Stockton residence splashes water up against the sides of the shower stall. While this generally is an expected part of showering and taking baths, water that makes its way behind the tub seal often gets trapped there and eventually travels downward into the area behind the tub.
Problems in your Stockton residence with water damage in the bathroom often come from such water. Drains that leak on their exterior surfaces, between the pipe and the bottom of the tub, can also cause similar problems. When your tub stall's walls have a tiled design, a loss of grout or caulking can also permit water to leak between the tub and the wall.
Although this water might seem unimportant, it can quickly make problems for your home after it gets trapped. Unable to go anywhere else, or to evaporate at a very slow rate, it can rot your walls and the floor underneath the tub. If you notice a weakened floor in your bathroom, imagine the amount of weight a full tub forces on the much weaker floor beneath it, especially when someone takes a bath.
SERVPRO's professionals do more than solely getting the excess water and any damaged materials out when water damage affects a home. We also make sure that we stop any more water from entering where it should not by making small but crucial repairs when possible. Often, we find that this only requires a tightening up of connectors or a new application of plumber's tape. For structural or systemic problems, a general contractor should be called in for the repairs. For more substantial repairs involving broken pipes or drains, we rely on trustworthy and licensed partners to assist our customers with streamlined water damage mitigation. If you call us as soon as you notice a problem, more extensive restorative work may be eliminated.
We bag up and remove any damaged materials in the area. Leaving the area clean helps restoration work begin immediately after. However, we also need to ensure that the area is no longer damp. Moisture left behind can create the perfect environment for mold and mildew once the tub surround goes back to its original location. When we encounter secondary water damage such as microbial infestations, which does happen often, SERVPRO technicians can also perform the remediation that makes things right again, entirely “Like it never even happened.” Our qualified techs can apply an antimicrobial agent to inhibit fungal growth.
SERVPRO of Stockton can help get your house back into its preloss condition again. Contact us at (209) 477-3090 to reach our emergency services number, any hour of any day.

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