Water damage will only get worse over time, easily doubling or tripling the initial repair costs...
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 23, 2012
The spring of 2012 is forecast to be a very active severe weather season, with serious risk of water damage to homes and businesses. RestorationLocal.com, one of the leading providers of water restoration services in the country, is recommending that homeowners not ignore signs of water damage in their homes or businesses. Such damage will only get worse over time, easily doubling or tripling the initial repair costs.
Clogged gutters are probably the most easily overlooked form of water damage, causing water to back up and diverting it into areas it doesn’t need to go. This damages the wood trim as well as the roof of the structure. Gutters should be cleaned periodically, at least once per year, and gutter guards installed to cut down on the buildup of leaves and other debris. Trees and bushes should also be trimmed back from the roof of the structure.
Peeling paint is another overlooked form of water damage. Peeling, chipped, or missing paint allows water to gain access to the wood in the home, increasing the breakdown and rotting of the wood resulting in costly repairs. When it appears that a room or a wall needs painting or sealing, do so promptly. Be sure to treat and prepare the area to be painted. Painting over wet or damaged will not solve the problem.
With the number of water lines and appliances in the average home, any one of which that may spring an unexpected leak, the amount of damage inflicted may be severe if the leak is ignored for an extended period. Leaks do not fix themselves and will only get worse over time, and even the smallest leaks may cause thousands of dollars in damaged if left alone long enough. Leaks may also invite the presence of insects as well as the growth of mold or mildew.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the largest providers of water damage restoration services in the country, with partners in 30 states. They offer 24/7 availability and same day emergency service.