To avoid water damage

To avoid water damage

Water infiltration in the foundation walls of a house is a major inconvenience. A flood in the basement will most likely damage the interior finishes like hardwood flooring, baseboards and trimming. Mold could develop on the interior floor, walls and even ceilings after the water goes away. Usually water finds its way into a house through cracks in the foundation walls

water penetration in basement

Crack in the foundation wall

and poor grading around the exterior walls. Make sure your gutters are being cleaned twice a year and the downspouts are extending at least six feet away from the house structure.

The downspouts extensions are too short

The downspouts extensions are too short

Gutters needs cleaning

Gutters needs cleaning

Grading could be improved by removing vegetation that is growing close to the house siding and have the proximity of the walls sealed properly.

Vegetation too close to the house siding

Vegetation too close to the house siding

 

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    Allow the surfaces to dry completely with the help of
    a blow fan. You only need to make sure that the
    air from these places do not accumulate in the attic but go directly to the outside.

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  3. People have been physically injured in the past while tending to repairs related to damages
    from water. If you notice issues such as air in the water supply, whistling noises or a persistent
    dripping even after the faucet is shut off, it may be time to hire a plumber to double check everything.
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  4. Some of the symptoms mentioned in various forums and media such as pulmonary hemorrhage and memory loss are very rare, and even if
    such events have been reported, they are not supported by medical and
    scientific findings. At it’s most basic threat level, this fungal
    growth can represent a structural hazard to your home.

    It is also a good idea to take it outside
    to clean it with a brush because when you take it outside, you prevent the mold from spreading inside
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  5. Since your windows are very vulnerable to this type of threat,
    you may want to consider cutting sheets of plywood and placing them over all of the windows in your house until
    the storm has safely blown over. They are quick,
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  6. Bettie says:

    The longer things remain wet, the bigger chance you have of developing a mold problem.
    If you are looking for one make sure that person is
    certified professional water damage restoration specialist so you are have a peace of mind.
    I have been performing water damage remediation in condos
    for years.

  7. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant for 48 to 72 hours will be re-classified as Category 3 Water, making restoration efforts futile.
    Now, wait a few hours before putting the unit back together.
    Be smart and use your most honest judgement on what to keep (if
    it looks damaged beyond repair, it probably is.

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  11. Brian says:

    Great tips on keeping the fundamentals of water damage prevention in check on your own. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Gale Liberty says:

    I have a house with cedar siding and metal roof with no gutters (for good reason), however the rain washes off the roof, hits the ground and splatters up soaking the cedar siding. Any ideas to solve problem, thought about planting evergreen shrubs to absorb the roof wash and keep it from splattering up.

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