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Working to help a customer in Los Gatos deal with a leaking wax ring from a toilet. They saw a gradual widening of discoloration in a ring pattern in the vinyl in their upstairs bathroom - then one day this nasty spot appeared on their hallway ceiling below! Luckily for them the amount of sewage was small and we were able to catch it in the initial stages. We performed their water damage cleanup and sanitized the affected areas.
Customers often ask us if there is anything they can do to help prevent this type of damage. The best advice in this instance would have been to investigate the vinyl discoloration in the upstairs bathroom at the very beginning. Frequent inspections are often a good way to prevent leaks.