Easy To Understand Home Water Damage
If I can say one thing about water, it's the fact that it
damages wood, drywall, cement, metal, porcelain, tile and almost
anything else that's used in home construction today. With that in mind,
I strongly suggest that you read the rest of this article and not just
the first paragraph.
Think about this for a moment, when it snows or rains, your house is exposed to water and if your home isn't properly sealed, you can plan on one thing and that's water damage. If your roof is damaged and it starts to rain, guess what? That's right, water damage and how much is going to be determined by the extent of the roof damage.
Roof leaks can be a homeowner's worst nightmare, especially if they don't know that their roof is actually leaking. How would you know that your roof is leaking, if you're not inspecting your house on a regular basis? If you're not looking for any problems, there's a good chance that you won't ever find any.
If you're a homeowner who isn't interested in maintaining your home, it wouldn't be a bad idea to hire someone who is. Now it's time for your water damage lesson. There are two types of water damage, one that happens instantly and the other that happens over a long period of time.
If a water pipe breaks and floods the inside of your house, your going to fall in to the instant water damage category. This will be a situation, that will need to be corrected immediately to prevent more damage as soon as humanly possible.
If you have a bathtub that has been leaking for 10 years behind the bathtub fixture itself, you're going to be in the second category. This might not need to be fixed immediately, but should be fixed as soon as possible, to prevent more damage to your home in the future.
Water damage is easy to understand. It doesn't get any simpler than this. If you have water in your house, in areas where it's not supposed to be, there is a good chance that you're going to suffer from water damage in the future.