Standing water can cause numerous problems that can harm your home and, if it gets bad enough, your health. Today, we’re going to go over some of the common and not-so-common places that water tends to sit stagnantly.
Dangers of Stagnant Water
Having stagnant water can cause serious problems with your bathroom and your health. Below are some of the common problems caused by stagnant water:
- Mildew growth
- Mold growth
- Warping your flooring
- Attracting mosquitos
- Bacteria growth
- Attract vermin
As you can see, getting rid of stagnant water can prevent you from experiencing all of these problems. Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to get rid of stagnant water yourself.
Places Stagnant Water Hides
Now that we know it’s a hazard, where can it be found? Some of the common places that stagnant water likes to hide are:
Under loose tiles
If your tiling isn’t caulked properly, water can easily seep under it. Once there, it can become a haven for bacteria, mildew, and mold, all while warping the flooring underneath the tile.
Under the sink
Leaky pipes happen, especially in older bathrooms. One of the most common, yet most secretive places for stagnant water to hide is under your sink. All it takes is a tiny leak, and suddenly there’s a pool of water under your bathroom sink. It pools up and becomes the perfect watering hole for vermin and breeding ground for bacteria.
On uneven surfaces
Any uneven surface in your bathroom has the potential to become a home for a pool of water. Uneven surfaces can often be the result of previous water damage that has warped the flooring. It becomes a vicious cycle that can only be fixed by remodeling the bathroom altogether.
Do you have pools of water hiding around your bathroom? We’d love to help you get rid of them. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.