Water can be a disaster for homeowners. Everyone recognize the threats posed by big events like floods and hurricanes. But insidious little leaks of water occur in millions of residences every day, creating damage silently, drop by drop.
The water that is leaking unseen into your home can have some serious repercussions. One of them is the damage water does to structural elements of your house, such as floor joists and foundation walls, which eventually demand repairs from a general contractor. Another serious problem is the mold that tends to sprout up wherever there is moisture, creating the need for mold removal and remediation.
Your appliances can be one source of leaking water. Washing machines, dishwashers, and even refrigerators, can all have components that wear out as they age, causing water to run out on the floor in places you rarely pay much attention to. For this reason, it’s important to provide proper maintenance for your appliances that use water, and to look behind and underneath them occasionally to check for stains or standing water.
Simple rainwater can be a major source of water damage to homes. We usually patch leaks in the roofs over our heads, but we tend to pay less attention to our basements. Over time, rainwater can build up in basement walls, causing a house’s foundations to warp and floors to buckle. A general contractor can provide assistance waterproofing your basement and ameliorating any damage that has already occurred.
Reversing the Problems Water Causes
If you have a home that is more than a few years old, then it probably has some hidden water damage of some sort. Fortunately, it is perfectly possible to resolve the problems that result from it. A general contractor can repair damaged walls and tiles, while a mold control specialist can carry out mold removal and mold remediation. It’s never too late to reverse the problems water has caused your home.