A broken showerhead is a potential water damage disaster!

 

The fact is that most of us are at least a little oblivious to broken things in our home. Often they can be left broken for months and with something that wouldn’t matter but we anything that carries water the potential for water damage can be disastrous. When it comes to the showerhead we may ignore the fact that water is spilling all over the place but the damage that is potentially going on behind the wall could be severe.

 

Over time the water accumulating on the drywall, tile and would cannot only be hazardous to your health is but can also cause you great distress. Any leak in your home will eventually lead to the accumulation of mold and mildew and if the damage is severe and often spread mold spores in the air. Most people believe that our bathrooms are built using water resistant materials but often that is just not the case. This often bathrooms are built with just standard drywall and therefore are highly susceptible to water and mold damage. Eventually if untreated water can eat through the grout and the sealant under your tile causing it cracked and break away.

 

These are cause extreme examples of what a broken showerhead can cause this but it is an example of how a small thing can lead to very big repairs. Don’t leave the repair work for another day. The time and money that will be saved by repairing it now will far outweigh the cost and stress involved in a major repair later on.

 

 

 

How to clean of hard water stains the easy way

 

 

While water stains are most likely to appear in your bathroom, shower and on or around the kitchen sink but they can appear in some unexpected places. These stains are usually take the form of a white scummy substance that builds rounds faucets and in the bath or shower .The potential damage stains can be removed entirely by changing a water system that can be extremely costly. Here is a simple guideline for letting you know what kind of thing you’re dealing with and the best way of getting rid of it.

 

  • Hard water stains. This type of stain most often builds up around your shower and bathtub and has a tendency to look particularly bad. Installing a software order system will get rid of all states permanently but it is not an option for you glad to get rid of the old-fashioned way.

 

  • Dealing with hard stains. Combine one part vinegar with one part liquid dish soap. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on the water stains. Let the mixture stay on the surface you want cream for about 30 to 45 minutes, the longer the better. If the buildup is particularly bad leave the mixture on for an hour to an hour and a half. Take a microfiber cloth and rub off the mixture and underneath you’ll find a brand-new bath or shower.

 

  • Normal water stains. To get rid of the more usual type of water stains combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda would 1/2 a cup of white vinegar. Allow the mixture to sit for about 30 minutes. Rub the mixture off and clean the surface with a clean towel.

 

 

 

 

 

Simple plumbing tips to prevent water damage

In general terms the average water damage repair job takes about 45 days to complete. That’s a month and a half of inconvenience that could be avoided by regular maintenance on your part. These are professionals who will do the work as fast and as efficiently as possible but it will be unavoidably inconvenient. There are a few things you can do to limit or eliminate the potential damage to your home.

 

  • If you’re planning on leaving your home for any great length of time you should switch off the water at the main source to your home. This will prevent water leaks from happening while you’re away and are unable to deal with them. Even if only leaving for an hour you should switch off any running water such as a washing machine.
  • If you have rubber supply lines leading to your washing machine, dishwasher or other appliance you should consider replacing them with metal ones. The rubber lines distend, burst and we are out with age. Metal supply lines have a much longer life expectancy and are able to deal with much more pressure.
  • You should flush your water heater tank twice a year to prevent the harmful buildup of minerals inside of it. By flushing it twice a year you are much more likely to get the full life expectancy out of your appliance and to not wake up one day to find your house flooded by a broken water heater.