Windows, Doors, Skylights, Stucco siding, or any Intrusion through the exterior walls of your home, can and will leak. The thing about water intrusion or water leaks is that you may not know you have this problem until you start to see staining going on with your drywall ceilings or walls.
These slow or small leaks over time cause major damage including structural damage.
Air leaks not only cost you more in heating or cooling but cause condensation inside your walls or attic. When the warm air meets cold air at leaks at a windows, doors or into your attic in the winter it will create condensation. Think of it like this, you take a cold can of soda out of the fridge and put it on the kitchen counter and what does it do? It condensates or sweats on the out side of the can. The can is cold and the air in your kitchen is warm.
A Frozen or Burst Water Pipe can cause devastating damage to your home.
The damage can be extensive and deceptive. The first step to mitigate the damage is to stop the source of the water. Find your shut off valves today and know where they are.
Check under your dishwasher when it’s running with a flash light, slow leaks don’t show up all the time. Some other basic things you can check are your refrigerator water line, bath and kitchen sink valves or shut offs and inside floor of the vanity cabinets for water damage signs.
In some cases it’s best to have a qualified contractor come out to your home for an initial inspection. Using sophisticated moisture meters we are able to locate moisture inside walls, ceilings, floors and other areas. It is important to dry the property down as fast as possible. This will help to mitigate structural damage and microbial growth. The best way to do this is with commercial drying equipment used by professionals. Kellington Remodeling & Restoration can not only provide this service but will restore your property back to it’s pre-loss condition.
Take a look at our photo galleries for photos of the water damage we have discovered on our projects.
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Thank you, Chuck. I respect your advice. It was most welcome! And no, I do not have a smell anymore. I will do just as you suggest and leave the sump pump alone, as with all this rain I have not gotten any water so it must be working. The City Inspector told me that a backup system is useless for the kind of drain tile that I have so he said not to bother with it. And I probably did over react but at the time I was going through so much. My husband always took care of everything and all of a sudden it was all in my lap and I was overwhelmed. I just appreciate all you did and your honesty. I’m sure you thought that I was a crazy women!
The association tells me who I can have out to fix anything that is outside the house. I told her twice about you but she said they would get their own guy out there and if there is any work to be done payment is my responsibility. I told her I would like a couple of quotes but I guess we do not get that opportunity. But that’s townhouse life and I knew that when I moved in. Thank you for getting the job done so quickly. Ryan did a terrific job and I appreciate how clean he left the basement and patio.
After tomorrow, I am putting it all behind me and start enjoying retirement!