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Prevent Water Damage in Your Bathroom

Protect your bathroom

Your bathroom is where most of your home's water gets used. The shower, tub, toilet, and sink get used on a daily basis. These open fixtures can let water from splashing escape. Some of them can "sweat" during the hot, humid Colchester CT summer days. Your local plumber has some tips to prevent water damage in your bathroom. By taking a little time to be proactive, you can save yourself a lot of money and aggravation down the road.


Prevent water damage

  • Install a GOOD exhaust fan. Steamy showers are nice but the fog can seep into your drywall and create mold. Once mold begins to grow, it spreads quickly and your ceiling or walls may need to be replaced.
  • Mop up extra water. A common plumbing problem we troubleshoot is a leak in the ceiling. The Colchester CT homeowner is afraid of a busted pipe. Usually, there is a bathroom right above the leak. Nine times out of ten, the leak is caused by water that escaped the shower curtain. Be sure to mop up any water that spilled out from a shower or bath tub.
  • Check caulking. Notice a musty smell when you open your cabinet? A moldy smell when you walk in? Take a look at the caulking around your sink. Old, rotted caulking lets water escape and puddle. It damages your vanity. Take a look under the sink as well and look for any leaking water lines or shut off valves.
  • Test your shut-off valves. It's a good idea to know where they are and test them regularly. Because they don't get used often, they can corrode and seize up. You want them working when you have a plumbing emergency! Additionally, you should shut off the water to your home entirely before you go on vacation to prevent any water damage.
  • Build a relationship with a plumber. Some trouble spots are easier to spot than others. Things like a toilet can leak in places you can't see, like the subfloor. A shower valve could be leaking inside the wall. Schedule an annual home checkup with a local, professional plumber. You take yourself to the doctor, your car for a tune-up, the same should go for your home. When there's an emergency, you want someone you trust in your home, not a random person you found on Google.

Your local Colchester CT plumber

Rapid Service LLC provides leak prevention services. Your bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms in your home. Water damage remediation is one of the most expensive repairs a homeowner could face. Schedule a plumbing walk-through with a local professional plumber. One of the best parts of our job is knowing that we can HELP other people. It's the worst to get those emergency plumbing repair calls! We'd much rather get the "it's time to remodel" or "we'd like to have an updated faucet" calls. Please call 860-228-1036 so we can help you prevent water damage in your bathroom.

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  • My thank you seems so small compared to what you have done for me. Your generosity overwhelms me. the faucet is so attractive - I love it! You made my Christmas really merry.

    S. Bombria

    Thank you!!! Rapid Service did a wonderful job transforming 1920s bathrooms in our house. We cannot say enough about the quality and attention to detail of each of these projects.

    Anthony Power
  • The guys at Rapid Service did a whole "make-over" of my son's bathroom in East Hartford in March, 2014. They did a fantastic job - were there when they said they would be, were easy to contact, completed the job in a reasonable time...

    Sue Rissanen

    I had to call my handyman husband Rapid Service yet again! Andy and his crew are the most professional and down to earth people you will ever meet. My husband and I had a house built seven years ago and have had various issues with water, electrical and heating...

    Lisa M.
  • My wife and I own and operate a Bed & Breakfast in our home in Scotland, CT. For a number of years we have used Rapid Service for all our electrical, plumbing, and heating needs. Most recently we had Rapid Service replace a malfunctioning kick heater in our Guest Game Room...

    Bruce & Georgia Stauffer

    I had Rapid Service come to my home because there was a saddle valve under my kitchen sink that was about to make a huge mess. I wasn't able to use my filtered water faucet until the repair was made. The technician fixed it AND had a great attitude while he worked. That is a rare thing lately...

    Kevin S.
  • Great work on replacing my well water tank, Andy. You have been giving us highly competent, clean, and courteous service for the past 28 years. You're the best!"

    Gerald Baril

    My wife and I want you to know that we were very satisfied with our bathroom remodeling that Andy performed professionally, carefully and efficiently. The end result is a bathroom that is properly updated, functions perfectly and looks very attractive...

    Curt F. Beck
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