Water damage is incredibly frustrating, no matter where in your home you find it. It is essential to watch for signs of water damage in all areas of your home. Here are four places where water damage can occur often.
There are always pipes running into your bathroom, connecting your sink, bathtub, shower, and toilet. We constantly use water in our bathrooms, so that makes them more susceptible to experiencing water damage. Water damage can come from many different sources in your bathroom, whether it is an overflowing bathtub, a leaking toilet, or a burst pipe. This is possibly the most crucial room in your house to keep an eye on for signs of water damage, as water damage that is not cleaned up and dried can lead to the growth of mold.
Any water that makes its way inside through your roof will be found in the attic. It is essential to regularly check your roof for any damaged or missing shingles so you do not experience water damage in your attic, especially following the winter seasons when there is rain or snow. It is also a good idea to check your attic and its contents for any signs of water damage in the walls or ceiling so you can know if it has occurred and get a water cleanup company in to ensure everything remains dry or to check if you need any repairs to your roof.
Having a crawl space full of water can be very dangerous for your home. Standing water in your crawl space can mean that water is seeping down into your foundation, softening it and putting it at risk of crumbling or breaking. Because the crawl space does not have a lot of ventilation, if water gets in there, it does not usually just dry up on its own, which is why it is a dangerous place for moisture to become trapped. If there is any leakage into your crawl space leading to puddles or standing water of any kind, you want to make sure to get rid of it as soon as possible so it does not compromise your home’s foundation.
Even if water damage occurs in another area of your house, it can still travel downward into your basement. Basements are another area of your home that are at risk of flooding in the form of standing water if the water continues to fill it up. If water is coming in from the outside, make sure you seal around any windows to prevent it from getting worse. If flooding occurs in your basement, you will likely need to soak up all the water or pump it out of your house somehow. That is why you need to hire a professional water cleanup company to come in and get rid of it for you.
If you are facing signs of water damage in any of these areas of your home or in any other areas, call Dry Pros to help you clean it up. Getting them to help you with repairs can help prevent further damage to your home and make sure you stay safe.