Signs Of Water Damage
Because homes constantly have water flowing through out, it’s not hard to imagine why so many people have trouble with water damage. Some people don’t even know they have it! And when that happens, the problem goes untreated and could possibly put you in a worse position. To avoid severe water damage issues in your home, know the signs!
Older homes tend to have more issues than new homes in this scenario. One constant issue with older homes is the foundation. Because these homes have been around for so long, the foundation may begin to crack. Or maybe the construction wasn’t up to par. This is dangerous for your home because the water can easily slip through the cracks. Once the water is in there, it’s only a matter of time before the damp area mixes with the humidity levels, and you’ve got mold.
Another problem that arises concerning water damage in the home, sagging roofs! If you think about it, your roof is pretty tough. It colds a ton of weight! But things such as ice, snow, water, and debris can really take their toll. Or even something as simple as too many shingles could cause your roof to start sagging. This can be extremely dangerous. Not only are you risking water damage, but possibly your life. You’ll never know when the roof might cave in. A sagging roof should be inspected immediately.
Sloping floors could also be a sign of water damage in the home. Sloping floors indicate that there could be 5+ inches of water under the home or that the structure supporting the home is weak. Broken or improperly installed seals on the windows and doors could also pose a threat. This could hit you from two angles. One, you’ll be letting the winter air, slowly but surely, into your home. And two, believe it or not, moisture can and will get through those cracks. Make sure to repair as soon as possible. And finally, staining and/or warping. Both are a sign that you’ve already got water damage.
If you see these signs, call our water damage restoration professionals immediately. The longer you wait, the worse and more costly it gets.