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Identify Water Damage Before It Wrecks Your Home: SERVPRO Tips and Hints

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Tips and Hints to Identify Water Damage Before It Wrecks Your Home

Buying a home can be both one of the most exciting things you do in your life and an activity that frustrates you beyond all belief. This is because there is a big difference between a high-quality home, a slight fixer-upper, and a money-pit that's going to need a lot of work. The most major issues aren't the aesthetics of your home because you can always paint and touch up the property to make it look nicer. There are several deal-breakers that you should consider before you sink a lot of money into an investment that you'll keep for years to come. 

What Do You Need to Inspect For Water Damage 

When you're looking for water damage in Goulding, you need to make sure that you're bringing the right tools along with you. Don't expect to solve the problem without a flashlight, a level, marble, and some binoculars. You might also want a Carpenter's Square, some comfortable shoes, and a no-nonsense attitude to ensure you catch possible damages. 

Identifying Obvious Water Damage Areas 

One of the easiest ways to check how well a home has been maintained is just to check out the house from a distance. SERVPRO suggests looking for sagging in the roof (compared to your neighbor), the door, windows, foundation, and other aspects of the home for crooked features. What this means is that there's water damage below the siding and roofing that you can't see. Most of the time it's because the roof, walls, and foundation are dealing with the weight associated with excess water or some structural deficiency. 

Feel around for slopes in the floors, and make sure the doors line up perfectly. Set your marble on any hardwood or linoleum floor, and put your level on carpeted areas to see how level they are. Check the windows to make sure they aren't stuck, and look for any signs of water that might have made it in through the bathroom and kitchen. Always inspect the basement too, looking for a sump pump. 

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You'd be surprised how many homeowners are completely oblivious to water damage. That's why it's so important to inspect a home before you get involved with it. If you do have issues, call our professionals here at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160. We're qualified for every job, from the smallest water damage inspections to complete water damage or flood damage restoration. 

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