Summer often means vacations, pool-side activities, playing in the sprinklers in the back yard, and many other hot weather activities. It can also mean a higher incidence ofwater damage, particularly if you have a pool in your yard or live in an area that experiences heavy summer rains.
The easiest way to minimize water damage of any kind is to identify it quickly and engage the services of a company that specializes in water damage and water damage restoration. For example, DisasterPlus247 offers water damage services in Charleston and Lowcountry.
Here are some early warning signs that you may have water damage in your home:
- Look for water stains. Water leaking into a home will leave a trail; one that you’ll eventually see. Be especially observant in the bathroom around the tub and in the kitchen around the dishwasher and refrigerator and of course, under the sink.
- Find mold, mildew or stains left behind. These are obvious examples of water damage in your home and may be present even though you don’t have an actual leak. Check the ventilation in the room with the mold to ensure moisture can escape properly.
- Watch the floor for signs of buckling. If the floor appears warped in any area, water damage is the likely culprit.
- Check the drywall. Anywhere you find a buckled floor, check the walls. Drywall will be soft to the touch after exposure to water and will have a swollen appearance.
If you see any of these signs, don’t wait to take action. Left unchecked, water damage is one of the most pervasive types of damage that can happen to your home. Not only does it increase the chance of mold problems, it can inflict considerable damage on the foundation and building materials in your home.
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