Dealing with Bathroom Vanity Water Damage
Water damage can be caused by a wide range of occurrences. Maybe you had a leak, the extractor fan wasn't functioning properly, or the worst case scenario, and your upstairs neighbours had a flood. In any way, there are a few things you can do to salvage your bathroom vanity from water damage.
Water can cause your bathroom cabinets to warp, swell, crack, sag, or bubble. It's not a pretty sight. Although MDF will not fare as well in case of flood, solid wood vanities handles water and humidity better than MDF. MDF cabinets that have severe water damage should be replaced to prevent the growth of mould. You can find economical replacements at Universal Doors
General Tips for Dealing with Water Damage in the Bathroom
- You can hang on to your old sink, faucet, and accessories. You can find a replacement cabinet that fits the dimensions of your existing pieces and save a couple hundred bucks on these Vanities.
- Before deciding to scrap your old vanity, it might be worth your while to run it by our team to see if they might be able to save it. I might or might not work but it's worth a shot!
- Water damage along the base of your vanity can be covered up with a baseboard moulding. Mind you, I said “cover up” because this will not solve the solution but it can be a temporary cosmetic fix for the time being. Make sure your cabinets are structurally sound first.
- If your replacement vanity has different dimensions than the original, be prepared to do some tile work. Think about the footprint of the cabinets before selecting a replacement! You can shop for vanities by size here.
- Removing and/or salvaging a countertop can be painful. They are glued down with construction adhesives to be a permanent fix so removing them can be hard to say the least. You can chip away but don't be surprised if you end up damaging your countertop. You can source a replacement at your local hardware store.