Water damage reports almost always rise significantly during cold weather season
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, is offering tips to property owners on how to stay ahead of water damage and mold issues that can often occur during the winter months. Water damage reports almost always rise significantly during cold weather season, which means that some proactive inspection and preventive maintenance are in order.
The roofing of a structure should be checked for signs of damage, since missing or damaged shingles will allow easy access to a property by rain water or snow or ice. Stains on the roof are clear indicators that water damage is occurring or has already occurred. Water can also gather on the roof, placing an undue strain on the structure itself. Roofs may collapse under the weight of water. Roofs should also be inspected from the inside of the attic. If there is any light visible, that means a break or a crack in the seal. The area should be resealed and caulked to prevent water from coming in.
Gutters and downspouts should also be kept free of obstructions,, since snowmelt means a great deal of water overloading the gutter system in a short amount of time. Overflow means that water will drain where the path of least resistance is located. Downspouts should properly direct water away from the property.
Any water damage that is discovered should be repaired, no matter how minor the problem appears to be. Water damage never improves on its own, and any leaks will get worse as time goes by. It will also produce subsequent long term problems such as mold.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed. More information on water damage prevention and treatment can be found at their website.