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4 places you might overlook water damage

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Where are the places in your home and business that you take for granted? By that we mean the places that you have to have but don’t think about until there is a problem. We can all agree that a car needs maintenance and deferred maintenance often costs us more money in the long run. For example, when was the last time you pulled out your refrigerator and dusted the coils? Doing this is also a good time to check the water supply line to your ice maker. We receive calls weekly regarding this costly cleanup. Catching a small drip early can make a huge difference in the cost of mitigation and restoration of your kitchen floors.

Heat and Air conditioning vents can also go unnoticed until it is too late. Changing the air filter regularly and more often when you have pets can save you costly repair bills. Black fuzzy particulates around the register can be a sign that your HVAC system is pumping moisture into your home. Again, we get regular calls regarding water condensation on walls and other surfaces.

We like to hang pictures in our home.  But do we use the right nail? Using a proper picture hanger will help so that we don’t put a nail into a drain pipe and cause a small leak that might not present it self right away. I like to use 3M Command picture hangers, they do not put holes in the wall or pipe.

When was the last time you took a look in your attic or even noticed your ceiling? If you have a water spot on the ceiling no matter how small, it is only a matter of time before it gets bigger. You need to find the source of what made the spot and stop it. Consider what is above that spot. HVAC and Roof are the likely on single story but if a bath room is above, it could also be a source. Don’t just dismiss that it is not the bath room if it is farther removed from the spot, water will take the path of least resistance.

So if you check around these places in the next few days and discover you have a water damage issue call us directly at 336-946-1131 we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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