Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Mt. Vernon WA Home Inspection (King of the House): Showers and Wall Damage

It does not seem to matter if it is a shower curtain or a shower door, often the most significant water damage in a home is around the tub, especially when the tub has a shower. The problem is that people do not adequately caulk floor areas or they fail to caulk, properly install doors or monitor water that is getting out of the tub during showers and entering the wall. Sometimes that can be fairly subtle as the water gets around a shower door. Other times it is pretty hard to imagine that someone did not see what was going on. With so many people up in arms about mold, it is odd that such things would get this out of hand. See the photo below. Regardless, the solution is not merely to repair the wall and associated damage but to also trouble shoot the shower and find out why the water was getting out in the first place.

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Steven L. Smith


Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 0 commentsSteven L. Smith • September 28 2007 01:41PM