What You Need To Know About Flooding In Your Bathroom

water damage cleanup cincinnatiBathrooms are one of the most common areas for water damage in the home. With so many sources of water in the bathroom like sinks, bathtubs, and toilets this should come as no surprise. 

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Our water damage restoration specialists at ICON Property Rescue frequently encounter the consequences of bathroom leaks frequently. Below is our advice on how you can deal with the different types of bathtub leaks.

The Simple Things Make All The Difference

Preventing water damage in your bathroom is not a complex task. In most cases, some of the very simple things that anyone can do are all that are necessary for preventing water damage in your bathroom. Some of these simple things include putting only liquids down your drain and always being on the lookout for excess moisture. Putting in the time to do these things is hardly a sacrifice, but it could save you from a major headache late on down the road.

Always Use Drain Filters

Even if you try to be careful about what you put down your drain, it’s possible that you will accidentally let something down your drain that could cause a clog. The simple solution to this problem is using drain filters. Drain filters are a simple tool that goes over your drain and essentially strains the water so anything large would not be able to make it down your drain while the water is still able to drain effectively. To make things better, you can buy a quality drain filter for just a few dollars at a local department of home improvement store.

Sources Of Bathtub Flooding

Bathtubs usually are built with an overflow drain. This is a simple safety feature that is located on the front wall of the tub. Thus, if your bathtub floods, there is likely a problem with the overflow drain as well. Here are a few potential sources of bathtub flooding. These include a clogged overflow drain, a leaky overflow tube, a damaged overflow gasket, leaving the tub running, misdirected shower water, deep tub soaks, and small cracks in your bathtub.

Stopping Your Toilets From Overflowing

Overflowing toilets are a common source of bathtub flooding, especially if your plunger doesn’t seem to be doing the job. If your toilet is constantly running or doesn’t flush very well, you should have it looked at by a plumber. There are a lot of different things that could go wrong with a toilet so if you aren’t familiar with toilets, it is probably best to call a plumber. 

Flooding in your bathroom is one of the most difficult types of water damage disasters to avoid because there are so many different ways your bathroom can flood. Nonetheless, as you follow the advice above you will be able to prevent most potential bathroom floods. For any water damage you do experience, however, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at ICON Property Rescue for our water damage restoration services.