Water Damaged Homes
One of the biggest homeowner nightmares, is water damage
and if you're living in a water damaged home, there's a good chance that
you have mold, mildew and possible fungus, growing in between the walls,
underneath the floors, behind your cabinets, under your bathtubs, behind
the drywall or plaster and even in your ceiling.
Some water damaged homes, don't have any problems and won't suffer from mold or mildew, but you're probably living in fantasyland, if that's what you believe. Most of these homes, simply require a human nose, to realize that there is a problem. Most of the homes that are water damaged, will smell like a wet towel that has been left for a few weeks, in an area that didn't allow the towel to dry out.
Some older homes, smell like this all the time, it's hard to get rid of the smell and some homes that are located in moist or damp environments, sometimes areas with high humidity levels, will suffer also, from mold and mildew problems.
Now what can you do about water damaged homes. The best suggestion that I can make, is to start replacing areas that you believe to be damaged. Water can travel long distances and if you have a roof leak, that's leaking into your attic, onto your ceiling, down one of your walls, and ending up on the floor, only to soak through the wood floor joist and framing system, into your crawlspace. You've got big problems.
The first thing that you're going to want to do with any water damaged homes, is to repair the original problem. Find out where the water is leaking from and fix that as soon as possible. Then you will need to start replacing all of the other water damaged parts to the home. This is the only way that I know of, to take care of, any water damaged homes. Start with the problem, solve the problem, and return your home back to its original condition.