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Preventing Unseen Water Damage

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Unseen water causes the most damage to a property, especially when the water contains bacteria and causes mold, rot, and other damage. You should understand where to look and what to look for - what causes this type of damage? For example, the pipes and fittings in your home or businesses walls and floors can develop leaks due to failures in materials, joints, and seals. Leaky pipes inside a structure are hard to find and can cause major damage, since they go unnoticed until the water leaks through to visible areas from your ceilings , walls, and floors. Four places to look for water damage: Pipes: Blocked bathroom drains, failure of waste disposals, and roots in sewer lines. Air Conditions: Ignoring air-conditioners results in costly repairs, poor performance, and moisture issues. Appliances: Water heaters, washers, and dryers often crack, permitting water to trickle inside. These kinds of leaks may expand and create a flood over time, even though the leaking begins gradually. Hoses have a tendency to deteriorate from the inside out, also resulting in leaks. Basements: A wet basement is brought on by moisture accumulations that drip through the foundation. Humidity is increased even though there are no leaks or standing water. High humidity can cause condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors. 

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