Water damage can be prevented more often than not, but there are occasions where even the most vigilant homeowner ends up finding leaks, mold, and other similarly unpleasant issues associated with severe water damage. As we have covered in other articles on this site, water damage can cause a home to fall apart quite rapidly, and it can even pose a danger to one’s health. Are you worried that your home may have sustained some water damage? Chances are that you might have reason to be concerned if your home recently endured any of the following events…
- A major snowstorm, or a major episode of hail. Snowstorms are notoriously bad for a home’s roofing, and loose shingles are often the reason why water damage occurs to a home’s roof, ceiling, and insulation. If you notice shingles loosening from your roof, call a contractor and a water damage control group.
- There has been a lot of rain, and a lot of leaves falling on the ground and into your gutters. When your gutters are clogged with leaves, and there is a lot of rainfall in your area, watch out! The rain that’s pouring down the sides of your home often will get into your home through window openings. Along with the water often come mold spores from the leaves. It’s a bad combination, any way you look at it.
- There has been a flood in your home. One of the most common side effects of flooding is water damage in the home. If your home has experienced a flood due to inclement weather or a major pipe burst, call a water damage crew immediately before the damage sets in.
- Your water heater burst, your kitchen plumbing has gone awry, or your toilet plumbing suffered a break.Much like with weather-related flooding, homes that recently dealt with plumbing issues often have some form of water damage to show for it. This might not always be the case, but the fact is that it happens often enough to be a sign that you may have some unnoticed water damage.
Generally speaking, any time a very large quantity of water seeps into your home, you are looking at a situation that could potentially have water damage. When in doubt, call up your local water damage experts to take a look at the situation. As they say, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.