what you need to know about water damage

I am the first to admit that I am not the best home repair person in the world. When something breaks, it usually takes me a while to figure out how to make the repairs or to break down and hire someone to make the repairs for me. When my dishwasher was leaking, I made the big mistake of not taking action immediately. Instead, I just stopped using it. I thought that not using it solved my problems, but it didn't. About three weeks later, I had to hire a repair contractor to fix all of the damage that the dishwasher had caused. Find out about water damage on my blog.

Three Areas Of Your Home That Can Be Hiding Water Damage And Mold

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You may hear a lot about mold and its dangers, which is often associated with flooding and water damage. Your home does not have to be in a flood to have hidden water problems and mold. These problems can be caused by small leaks, condensation and moisture that gets trapped in your home. The mold can also be a danger to you and your family. Here are some of the areas where you will want to be on the lookout for hidden water damage and the potential for hazardous mold growth:

1. Hidden Roof Leaks Causing Damage That Goes Unnoticed

The roof of your home can be damaged by many different things. Leaks from roof damage can sometimes be obvious with water marks on your ceiling. Sometimes, leaks may not be as noticeable and hidden in the rafters and eaves. If you want to catch these problems before they become too big, inspect the rafters in the attic from time to time. Look for signs of watermarks on areas like rafters and roof decking. In addition, inspect the eaves outside and look for any damage or watermarks.

2. Small Leaks And Condensation In Bathrooms And Kitchens

Kitchens and bathrooms are the areas of your home that have the most potential for water damage. Small leaks in pipes can cause moisture and mold grow. Look for plumbing problems and have them repaired to prevent these problems. Sometimes, condensation on pipes can also be a problem. If you have any pipes that tend to get condensation building up on them, cover them with pipe insulation to reduce the problem.

3. Crawl Spaces And Basements With Moisture Problems

Crawl spaces and basements can also be areas that have a lot of moisture problems. Moist crawl spaces can have a musty smell and mold. To prevent this, have the crawl space sealed off to reduce condensation and moisture. For a basement, you may want to consider adding an interior drainage system to deal with condensation problems, as well as consider using more water resistant materials that are less absorbent.

These are some of the areas of your home where water damage can be hiding. If you think that you have a problem in one of these areas, contact a mold removal service, such as Allied 24/7 Restoration, to evaluate the damage and get rid of the fungus. It is also important that you address the cause and have repairs done to prevent mold from coming back.

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16 October 2015