Anchor Water Damage & Restoration Says Home Buyers Should Beware of Water Damage

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With the prediction by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, that Salt Lake City will be one of the top ten housing markets in 2014, current homeowners and potential home buyers need to be wary of past and future water damage to avoid costly repairs.

Buying a home is usually the most expensive purchase that most consumers will ever make, so protecting that investment requires both professional assistance and preventive maintenance. Water damage, especially in Utah, is a common problem. Although prevention is the ideal situation, water leakage and other accidents can occur. Anchor Water Damage & Restoration is a locally owned company providing high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service 24/7. “Whether you are getting your home ready for sale or you’re in the market to buy, small problems can be identified and repaired quickly and relatively inexpensively,” offers Kris Rudamel, co-owner of Anchor. “Early intervention, not damage restoration, should be the plan.”

Of the most common leak areas, roofs, skylights, air vents and chimneys can be the source for many problems, especially with the amount of snow and ice Utahns experience between November and April. People can inspect their roofs from inside the attic during and after a storm. Leaks usually make their way down rafters and can be easily spotted with a flashlight. Pay close attention to ceilings and drywall discoloration.

Other common areas for water damage include doors and windows. Although builders typically use a sealant and water proofing paper to protect the home, most of these products do not last forever. Checking doors and windows for excessive moisture is one way to ensure that no water damage restoration projects are awaiting your bank account at a future date. Excessive moisture around the glass or metal frame is a sign of inadequate ventilation and may require expert assistance. “Companies like ours are happy to come out and inspect homes and provide guidance based on our experience,” says Rudamel.

About Anchor Water Damage & Restoration:
Anchor is a locally owned and operated company, founded by husband and wife team Frank and Kris Rudamel. Working side by side since 2000, the Rudamel’s have created a company designed to inspire and delight their customers and employees. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and was the first Gephardt approved flood company in the state of Utah.

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