Three Water Damage Problems That Often Go Unnoticed And Unaddressed


If you have a problem with water damage in your home, it is not always noticeable. You do not have to have a big flood for something like flooring, drywall or cabinets in your home to be damaged. If these problems go unaddressed, it can possibly lead to things like mold and mildew, which can be costly to have cleaned up. If you notice water in your home, here are some of the things that can be damaged and the repairs you may want to have done:

1. Water Damage To Wood Flooring In Your Home

Hardwood flooring can be a great flooring material, but it is also very susceptible to water damage.  Sometimes, the water damage to wood floors may just be surface deep, so a little sanding and finishing can solve the problem. When water is left standing on the wood floors or gets under the flooring, over time, the wood will rot. If the wood flooring is rotten, the damaged pieces will have to be removed and replaced. The floor in the area with the damage will then have to be refinished completely to make the repairs less noticeable.

2. Drywall Water Damage That Can Sometimes Be Out Of Sight

Another material that can have many problems with water is drywall. Sometimes, the water damage to your drywall is not noticeable. This is because it can be a problem with water inside the wall such as a leaking pipe. The drywall will absorb the water, and this can eventually lead to problems with mold in your home. If you notice that there are watermarks on your walls or ceilings, this is a sign of a water problem. You may want to take a small hole-saw to remove the drywall where the watermarks are to see if there is any moisture in the wall.  If there is moisture, you will want to get repairs done to fix the leak and make sure that there is no mold in your home.

3. The Hidden Threat Of Water In Kitchen And Bathroom Cabinets

Wood cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms are another area where water damage can hide in your home. This is often do to leaks in the pipes in the cabinets and walls. These water leaks can go unnoticed for years, and eventually cause cabinets and flooring to rot.  If you notice moisture inside lower cabinets or at the base of the cabinets, you may want to have these problems looked at. Sometimes, these problems can be solved by just replacing the cabinets. When the problems are left too long, you may also need to have repairs done to the floor where the cabinets were.

These are some of the problems that you can have with water damage in your home. If you notice any of these problems in your home, contact a water damage restoration service and have them repaired before the problem becomes worse.


14 April 2015

cleaning up flood damage due to appliance problems

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