One of the most serious threats to the quality and structure of your home is water damage. It can compromise the structure, aesthetics as well as the health and safety in your house. But what do you do if you aren’t sure whether your home has lurking water damage. Here are some ways to seek out water damage that might be hidden in your home.
Know Where to Look
First, when you are checking your home for water damage you need to know the most common places for water damage to occur. Start in rooms where water is likely to gather, like the kitchen, bathroom, and basement. Spots where you could find water damage include corners in the walls, ceiling, and floors. Check in places that you don’t see all the time, like behind appliances and around your foundation. Also, you should check your roof for leaks as well as your attic. If all of this sounds overwhelming then you can break it down into parts, starting from the exterior to the interior or starting with the roof and working your way down to the basement.
Some of the things that you are looking for are common signs of water damage. For example, discoloration could indicate mold growth in an area where moisture accumulated, but it could also come from rust. Another warning sign is warps in the walls and floors where water damage has caused the drywall to swell and the wood in your home’s structure to weaken and bend. The most obvious sign of course is if you see any drips or pools of water, which should be taken care of immediately . Lastly, if you notice any unpleasant smells then it could be a sign of mildew, even if you can’t see the water damage. When looking out for water damage, it’s important to consult a professional if you find anything that concerns you. It is better to address even a small problem before it gets worse.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today!
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us onFacebook,Twitter,Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz