You never want to have to deal with any water damage within your home, but things do happen, and you may eventually have to face the problem. The professionals at NHI, National Home Inspection and Mold Services are waiting to help you if that day should ever come. So, before you may have to deal with it happening to you, let’s go over a few reasons that water damage occurs and what you can do about it.
Up On Your Rooftop
When dealing with issues that happen on your rooftop, you may deal with a problem that comes on very suddenly, or you may have a small leak that has been brewing for a very long time, and you may not even be aware of it until it is too late. For instance, you may have a strong wind storm happen, and it may cause one or several shingles to get lifted from your roof. Or even a massive rain event may cause your roof to become so saturated that it may not be able to keep the water out. Your roof, unfortunately, has a limited lifespan. So, make sure to keep an eye on the age of your roof and its ability to function correctly.
You never know when flooding can happen. All it can take is an extreme weather event to cause a flash flood to occur or a hurricane and the next thing you know your home filled with water. If your home is affected by a flood, you will undoubtedly need professional help. Flood waters will cause severe damage to your home as they tend to cause water to stand for long periods. They can do extensive damage your home while it is flooded and will soak into your floors, drywall, and even the studs and foundation of your home. Unfortunately, your electronic equipment and paper materials within your home will most likely be unusable. Once the water subsides, what will be left behind in your home will be mold and mildew which can be extremely toxic to anyone in your home.
Having Your Sprinklers Fail
If you have a sprinkler system installed inside your home and if it malfunctions, you will more than likely suffer some severe damage. Any books or paper products will most likely be unable to be saved, but your home should be able to be recovered.
If you have pipes fail, whether they are in the bathroom, your kitchen, or underneath your foundation slab, plumbing can fail for many reasons. A fitting may have broken or come loose; the pipes could have failed or given way because of age. That is why we highly recommend that you get your pipes regularly inspected, to prevent a plumbing catastrophe.
Back-Up Within Your Sewage System
If your sewage system backs up, you will need to call in the professionals as soon as possible. Sewage contains high levels of bacteria that can cause a host of severe health issues if you or your family members encounter it. Whatever you do, do not try and handle cleaning up sewage back-up on your own.
Slab or foundation leaks are one of the last things that a homeowner will want to have to handle. No matter if it is water leaking up through the slab or possibly a crack or a fault in any part of your foundation, this is another situation where you are going to need to call in the professionals. If you attempt to begin repairs without the help of a professional team, you can void your home insurance. And you can also make the situation worse without the consultation of a professional team.
NHI, National Home Inspection and Mold Services
If you find yourself having to deal with any of the previously mentioned issues, call us and allow any of our trained professionals to come out and evaluate your water damage. We have all the tools, the knowledge, and the experience to solve all of your water damage needs. If you live in Palm Beach County, FL., call us today at (561) 445-8483.