Water damage can happen in different parts of your home and not just on your roof. If you live in a flood-prone area, always be prepared because this issue can happen anytime. This kind of damage easily spreads when not addressed properly, so you want to do everything to protect your property.
Find out if you can prevent water damage in your home from a local residential construction company.
Causes and Common Signs of Water Damage
The common causes of water damage include weather extremes and roof damage, like cracked flashing or missing shingles. It can also occur due to pipes that are leaking or have burst and cracks on your walls or foundation. A malfunctioning dishwasher or washing machine can result in water damage as well.
Knowing the early signs of water damage can help you mitigate the problem while it is small. Inside your home look for peeling paint or wallpaper, sagging walls and ceilings, and warping floors. A musty odor in your attic or basement and living spaces can indicate the presence of mold, which is also a sign of water damage. After a heavy rain, check if there is water pooling in your yard. If you see any of these signs in your home, contact Kingdom Restoration. We don’t only specialize in residential remodeling but also water damage restoration.
How Can You Prevent It?
With proper home maintenance, you can reduce the likelihood of water damage occurring. Make sure to have your roof inspected, and your gutters cleaned regularly. A roof in good shape is less likely to leak, while an efficient gutter system will ensure water is directed at a safe distance from your home.
Get your plumbing inspected at least once to make sure that there are no leaks. It’s the same for your basement, which should have a sump pump, backwater valve and properly sealed walls and floors. Sealing your windows will keep moisture from entering your interior. Your plumbing fixtures, backsplashes and ceiling fixtures must be sealed or caulked to prevent moisture penetration.
For your water damage restoration needs, Kingdom Restoration is always here to help. We are a trusted restoration and remodeling contractor in the area. Call us at (941) 483-3800 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our offers and services.