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5 Things You Can Do To Spot Water Damage In Your Home

When working on home remodeling projects, we know that water can be one of the most damaging elements for your home. Water damage can be costly and time-consuming. It’s important to take care of the problem right away to avoid making the problem worse or making a new problem.

Ceiling Water Damage (Image by restorationeze.com)

Ceiling Water Damage (Image by restorationeze)

What You Can Do…

Look out for the signs of a roof leak, a damaged water heater or a plumbing problem so you can take care of the issue right away.

Our friends at Westways Magazine have put together a list of things you can do to protect your home.

  1. Ceilings & Walls – Watch for changes of color or soft spots in your ceiling and walls. These may be signs of a roof leaking. (see photo)
  2. Eaves – Keep your rain gutters clean and clear of leaves and other debris. Rainwater can damage eaves if the water gets trapped.
  3. Kitchen & Bathrooms – Check for dampness in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and look for water leaking at plumbing joints.
  4. Grout & Caulking – If your grout or caulking is cracking this means you do not have a water tight seal.
  5. Mold – Some mold in high humidity areas, like your bathroom, can be a common occurrence. Take care of the problem with a solutions of 50/50 water and bleach. If the mold keeps coming back have a specialist come out and look at the area.

Whatever you do, have your water damage problem taken care of before it becomes an even bigger problem.

Michael Baum

Source: Westways Magazine, January/February 2014

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