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The Importance Of Fixing Sink Leakage Before Damage Occurs

Posted in Blog | Home Inspection Services | Mold Inspection on April 11th, 2014 by Hunter Adams

As the saying goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” and when it comes to preventing sink leaks, that saying never rang truer. Water damage is a major concern in any home, especially in the bathrooms. Often, there are multiple water sources and many places for leaks to occur.

One of the most important aspects of bathroom maintenance is identifying leaks or areas where this could be a future concern, and working to address those areas before you face any major repairs. Once mold or mildew appears, you will need professional help to address the issue.

In most sink designs, there are several areas where water could leak. In the drainpipes below the sink, leaks often go unnoticed. Ensuring that all pipes are clean and tight will help prevent leaks and mold growth.

Another area to watch out for is where the sink or faucet meets the countertop. Over time, the sealant can wear down, causing a leak. If your sink hasn’t been upgraded or resealed for several years, leaks are very likely, and mold can form within tile grout or along the wood paneling of your counter. Having a professional come and assess the damage, as well as reapply waterproof sealant, will help keep your sink clean and your family healthy.

To learn more about mold damage—where it is most likely to occur and how to handle it—call MD at 301-717-1454 today!