Restoration Local Provides Tips On Recognizing Water Damage In Your Home

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Recognizing water damage in your home can help prevent small problems from becoming major water damage issues.

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Restoration Local, a leading provider of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips on recognizing water damage in your home. With a watchful eye and a little bit of knowledge, water damage issues can be avoided or taken care of before they become major repairs.

Foundations that crack due to low-quality materials are common problems in older homes, but may be found in newer homes as well. Remember that any crack can allow groundwater into your foundation; and in no time, you have issues with dampness, humidity, and mold. This creates a weak foundation as well as possible health issues. Make sure your home is built on a firm foundation.

A sagging roof is another culprit when it comes to water damage. Roofs can sag under too much weight from water , ice, snow, or debris, and even from too many layer of shingles piled one atop the other. A sagging roof presents not just the potential for water damage, but also injury to persons who may be in the wrong place when the roof finally gives.

Sloping floors mean water problems, especially in turn of the century housing. The slope may mean the difference of five inches or more of water from one side of the home to the other. Sloping floors may also be an indicator of the weakness of the home’s supporting structures. Be sure that floors are properly leveled curing construction and repair.

Improperly sealed windows and doors may be the result of the house settling, and as such may allow cool air or heat to escape, driving up your electric and heating bills, as well as allowing access to your home’s interior by water.

Your home’s siding may also fail, which eliminates protection from the elements. You want to use high quality, durable siding on your home.

Lastly, if you find mold or water stains on ceilings and walls, then you already have a water or flooding problem. The longer it remains, the more damage it will do.

Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration and mold remediation services in the US, with providers in 30 states, 24/7 availability, and same day emergency service. They are certified by the Clean Trust (IICRC) and Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

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