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Locate the Source of Hidden Residential Water Damage | SERVPRO® of North Kenosha County

5/9/2023 (Permalink)

 img src =”bucket” alt = " blue bucket in the middle of the living area catching water falling from the ceiling ” > Think you may have water damage in your home? Here are some tips from SERVPRO of North Kenosha County to find the source.

Many water troubles in the home are unavoidable, but it is far more typical for problems to lurk for a while and then turn into a major problem. Concealed water damage can be found deep within your home, allowing it plenty of time to cause problems such as mold, excess moisture and of course, costly damage.

The best approach to safeguarding your Kenosha home from catastrophic damage is to detect hidden water damage before it develops. If you know where to look, it’s simple to keep your entire property safe from issues like mold, excess moisture and a future water emergency.

Be cautious of these areas in your home as you try to avoid hidden water damage:

Your roof. You might not like climbing up on your roof to check for damage, but this chore is essential to catching hidden water damage!

Small leaks on your roof can go undetected until they grow into a massive water damage disaster that seeps into your Kenosha home.

Even bigger problems might arise when roof water damage flows down from your roof straight into your Kenosha attic. Roof leakage doesn’t just lead to water damage; it can also lead to the spread of mold growth in your dark, humid attic!

In your bathroom. It should come as no surprise that water damage frequently occurs in bathrooms. Water fixtures like your toilet can form leaks that can be hard to catch without a thorough inspection.

Search around your sink for wet spots and your faucet for excess water droplets. You might notice similar issues near your toilet and bathtub, like water puddles and increased bathroom moisture.

Problems that start in the bathroom won’t always be apparent, so you’ll need to examine your appliances often. It’s also helpful to keep your plumbing in good shape and schedule repairs as soon as they are needed.

Other appliances. Appliances can be a big help in the home, but when they break down, they can cause concealed water damage. These big machines can cover water leaks and mold, making it hard to spot damage once it forms.

Pulling your appliances away from the wall regularly will allow you to inspect them for any hidden damage.

Remember to check for damage before and after using your appliances so you don’t miss any warning signs. You can avoid issues altogether by retiring your aging appliances before they get the chance to malfunction.

Dealing with a water emergency? Our SERVPRO specialists can be on the scene of the disaster ASAP to restore your water-damaged home!

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