The main thing you need to do when you've been looking for new homes to buy or move into a rental is for signs of water damage. Water damage has many effects: Aside from damage to your property and personal assets, there are health risks, including allergies, breeding grounds for pests and diseases, and respiratory diseases. Mold and mildew can grow over the walls and ceilings of your home. To repair and restore structural damage, you may have to shell out exorbitant amounts of money.
When it comes to your home, you need to keep an eye on all aspects, including regular maintenance and upkeep. Homeowners often fail to realize that hidden and isolated rooms in their home can pose a potential risk of damage if not checked in a timely manner. Water damage is one such damage that takes several forms: both visible and invisible. The effects of water damage increase over time, and repairing advanced water damage in your home can be expensive.
While water damage from natural disasters such as hurricanes, snow and rain or flooding has visible effects. However, hidden symptoms of water damage are harder to spot, especially if you haven't been able to pinpoint the source. Some close-up shots will help you spot problem areas in a timely manner to avoid future problems.
As a tell-tale symptom of water damage, look for stains or discoloration on walls, floors, or ceilings that appear for no apparent reason. These could indicate a leak or water dripping into your roof or walls. Take a close look at the junction where the walls, ceiling and floors meet for such water stains.
Humidity and humidity
Do you find some places in your home that feel damp or damp with no explanation? Leaks or poor ventilation, which can lead to condensation and moisture build-up, can be the cause. Wet spots, where water should not collect, can develop due to leaks or improper vents for steam.
Mold and mildew
Humidity, warm temperatures, and darkness are the perfect combination for mold and mildew to bloom. Finding mold in your home indicates either a moisture problem or a water leak, or both. It is important to locate the source of moisture and remove mold-infested items such as furniture, fabrics, and documents. Keep an eye out for black mold stains on your woodwork, especially on walls, floors, and roof structures.
Dripping sound or strange noises
The sound of dripping water is an obvious indication that a pipe or pipe has broken. However, watch out for strange noises when your home is at the quietest part of the day. A scratching or hissing noise can also indicate that water damage has occurred.
Chipping, bulging colors and distorted wood
Water damage causes wooden planks or pillars to warp, spread or split. Additionally, wetting bricks can cause plaster to swell and paint to flake off. This is often a sure sign of water damage.
Higher energy bills
A house with a damp or water-damaged crawl space needs more electricity to heat up or cool down. If you've recently noticed unnaturally higher energy bills, check for any water damaged vents or attics that could cause such situations.
Rusty and prematurely corroded metal contacts
Wetness on the ceiling and walls means that the metal parts rust very easily. Electrical contact points tend to rust faster in damp, water-damaged environments.
It is important that you pay close attention to all of these tell-tale signs so that you can take quick action against water damage. Keep in mind that you may not be able to fix all water damage problems yourself. Contact a professional Water damage company to help you repair and restore a water damaged breakfast property!