Tracking Down the Source of Water Leaks | SERVPRO of Washington County
We can all appreciate a soft and gentle rain from time to time, especially if that rain brings more pleasant and seasonable weather to the Hagerstown community. The fall season offers a nice reprieve from the hot and humid summer temperatures, but we are still vulnerable to the effects of the weather.
Heavy rain can cause all kinds of issues in our homes and can lead to stubborn water leaks that turn into significant water damage. We want you to stay nice and dry no matter what is going on outside! Our SERVPRO® of Washington County team explains more about water leaks and how to prevent them below.
Common Locations for Water Damage
Anywhere that is directly connected to the outside and the elements has the potential to leak. Windows, doors, skylights and even wiring holes can leak water in the right conditions.
The older your home is, the more vulnerable it becomes to things like sagging window panes and rotten door jambs that can easily invite water inside your home that leaks through your walls and floors.
Another common place for water leaks to occur is on your roof. Our roofs are the first line of defense in keeping us dry, but they can be quickly overwhelmed if your gutters are clogged or the rain comes down too fast for your system to keep up. The tiniest crack or gap along your roof line can encourage water to leak down into your attic that can spread anywhere in your home.
The Trouble With Water
The problem with water leaks is that they can sometimes be hard to spot right away. If the leak happens behind your walls, it can spread and soak into your drywall, insulation and support beams before making itself known on the other side. It might be too late by then!
Another issue is that if water isn’t cleaned up and dried out right away, mold can start to grow behind your walls that can turn into an infestation in just a matter of days. That can impact your home’s structural integrity and eventually become a health hazard to you and your family.
Where We Come In
That’s why having a professional water damage restoration company come out to your home right away is key! Water spots or warped floors or walls are all classic signs of something more serious lurking beneath. Call us out right away for a quick evaluation. Our team will use thermal imaging cameras to detect hidden moisture, and we will get to work drying out your space with our industrial equipment.
Once everything is dry, we will get to work on the repairs. Water has the unfortunate ability to ruin building materials in a short amount of time, but we can easily tackle those repairs and return your home to its pre-water damage state in no time at all.
Concerned about potential water damage? Contact SERVPRO of Washington County right away.