Water damage can occur on any property, caused by plumbing leaks, roof failures or unexpected flooding from seasonal rainfalls. Mold can develop quickly after any of these events and can lead to expensive damage to materials and health problems in sensitive individuals. Here are some ways you can protect your home to prevent these issues:
1 – Seal Cracks in Your Foundation
Homeowners often neglect the inspection of their foundation walls where small cracks can allow water into basement areas. Sealing these small crevices will help to prevent them from becoming a larger problem when spring’s freeze-and-thaw cycles cause the cracks to become larger. This measure will help to prevent mildew and moisture damage that is common in basement areas.
2 – Pay Attention To Minor Plumbing Leaks
Even the smallest plumbing leak can cause extensive damage to walls, ceilings and floors over a period of time. If you notice that your water bill is higher than usual, you may have a hidden leak somewhere in your home that is causing damage. A professional plumber can help you locate the leak and repair it so that you don’t have to pay for expensive construction damage. If you have a burst pipe or other large leak, a professional water damage contractor can help to restore your property to normal. [Read more…]