What You May Not Realize About Bathroom Remodeling and Water Damage

When we make the decision to remodel our homes, it’s because we want positive change. For some, this is easily accomplished, but for others, changing up the old can reveal a dark, nasty mess underneath. In the case of bathroom remodels this is especially true. Homeowners who contract a remodeling project can find mold and water damage underneath layers of tile, in the plumbing, and even in the walls! This is no reason to delay your remodeling dreams! In fact, IBX Services loves handling projects like this because we are highly experienced in restoration services. We truly remodel the foundation and the surface of homes, especially the bathroom. A modern bathroom is not possible without comprehensive construction. We will clean up existing water and mold damage and we don’t stop there; we also take necessary steps to prevent future water and mold from wrecking your home. ​

Prevent Future Water, Mold, and Moisture From Damaging Your Home:

Showers and bathtubs: It is important that all tiles are formed together tightly. If there’s a crack or any unevenness, moisture is invited in to reside. While tiny cracks may not seem like much now, it stands the chance of harboring black mold. This goes for the caulking around the tub and shower areas. Sealing all these areas is specifically important.

Air flow: Proper ventilation is required to prevent excess moisture from building up. Allow proper air flow in your bathroom, by using your home air conditioner or a dehumidifier to offset the dampness. An exhaust fan is a must and making sure it’s appropriate for your area can help curb moisture in the air from steamy showers or baths.

Plumbing: Sealing your toilet, sinks, and faucets prevent water from constantly leaking out, which can lead to structural damage. This is crucial, but also, surveillance is required. We make sure you know where your pipes are located in the walls, in cabinets, and elsewhere so you can check for soft spots appearing on your paint or wallpaper, or on your vanity cabinets.

Let IBX Services Guide You Towards a Modern, Clean Bathroom

We are diligent in home improvement when it comes to bathroom remodeling and prevention of water damage. You should be too! IBX Services is always here to help. If you are considering a Do-It-Yourself bathroom remodel, know that water damage can become an issue. If you encounter any bumps along the way, whether from past damage or concerns with preventing future damage, IBX Services can always step in, clean up, and get the job done!

Don’t let water, mold, or moisture threaten your dream bathroom. Call us today or contact us online for a free estimate and start your bathroom remodeling adventure!

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Water Damage Signs and Dangers in Toronto

Water Damage Signs and Dangers.

Water damage restoration can turn into an expensive headache if you are not vigilant about the signs of water damage in your home. Not only is water damaging to the structure of your home, but it becomes a ripe environment for mould to grow and can lead to possible health issues. Here are signs of water damage to help you identify if you should call your water restoration company

 

Stains on walls and ceilings

This often appears as discoloration of paint or obvious stains on walls and ceilings. Painting over these stains is not a fix and the issue will often resurface through the new paint or over a larger area of the affected wall or ceiling

 

Flaking or peeling paint

Similar to stains, peeling or flaking paint is a major tell of water damage. When drywall is exposed to too much moisture, the moisture will try to escape through the wall or ceiling causing paint to lift off its surface.  This is due to the walls tendency to absorb the moisture like a sponge.  As a result, the damage can spread quite easily.

 

Soft or swollen drywall

Water damage, when left unaddressed, causes walls and ceilings to appear swollen and often times causes ceilings to sag. This can potentially be dangerous to anything fragile in your home, or even your family.

 

Mould

Mould thrives in dark damp places, therefore, spotting it in your home may be more difficult. Typically mould can be seen behind furniture and in crevices that aren’t often obvious in our homes.
If you spot any evidence of water damage, be proactive in containing the issue. Start by checking surrounding rooms or ceilings of rooms below the affected area for signs of water damage. Once you have evaluated the extent of damage, check roof or plumbing for leaks to prevent any future water damage. If you aren’t sure, your restoration expert can help identify problem areas in your home. Don’t hesitate to call Ibx Services with any concerns you may have regarding water damage in your home! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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