Water damage destroys not only the floors but often the walls on your property. We always found ourselves groping in the dark on what to do next. With a quick action plan, we can minimize loss by getting to know how to handle wet dry walls – or calling in a restoration company in Naples immediately. Essentially, we can prevent this from happening to avoid additional damages to our property or homes.
Common Causes of Water Damage
- Leaking Roof
- Gutters are clogged
- Damaged or Faulty Windows
- Broken or Leaking Pipes
Leaky or damaged roofs can allow water to get inside your home. Typically leaky roofs are hard to detect since most start with loose shingles and through overtime causing the material to be exposed which caused a leak.
Gutters are clogged
A clogged gutter should never be taken for granted nor overlooked. This happens when gutters get clogged by water it will spill over to its sides and slowly seep through roof leaks, damaged siding, or a damaged foundation. Regular roof cleaning is important to ensure your gutters are free from leaves, scraps, and debris.
Damaged or Faulty Windows
When strong winds batter your home, always check your windows from the inside for possible leaks. Possibly, its structural integrity is degraded or has a faulty installation for newly installed windows.
Upgrading your windows would offer a lot of benefits, including improved energy efficiency.
Broken or Leaking Pipes
Leaking or broken pipes is one of the most common causes of water damage to a home. When pipes leak in a loft or under your floorboards you may not notice it at first until it becomes widespread that you got dampness and molds all over your walls.
You may know you have leaking pipes if your water is discolored (brown or yellowish), low water pressure, or your water bills spiked beyond normal. Have a regular inspection of exposed pipes in your home to avoid water damage from occurring.
Condensation is another most common cause of water damage to homes or even business offices. Several instances may happen to your A/C units such as a clogged drain, dirty evaporator coil, or a cracked drain pan that can lead to water damage to your home. Over a long time, condensation will spread to walls, ceilings, and floors around the house.
Drywall Water Damage Prevention Tips
Water damage is a pain in the neck if you don’t deal with it quickly. On the brighter side, if the damage is not too extensive, it can still be repaired easily and less costly. Here some common ways you can prevent water damage from ruining your drywall.
First is painting over it. When the water has damaged the drywall and the surface has been just discolored but not broken or bubbled, it can still be fixed. Simply paint the stain to remedy the damage. However, first, let the wall dry out for a few days to let the stain fade away. Once it faded you can paint over it.
Secondly, water damages on ceilings can be dealt with by removing the water on drywalls. In removing the water on the drywall you can use a sharp object and sticking it to the drywall. In this way, the water will pour out itself over the drywall.
It is important to remove the water because the longer it stays in the drywall, the more the damage will spread. The cost of the repair will triple up if the extent of the damages is widespread. It is recommended to call in the professionals for they have the equipment, tools, and experience in handling drywall water damages.
There are many ways water damage can cause havoc to a home. Even with the best precautions, it would still be hard to safeguard by preemptively preventing it in the first place. If you are not certain- better be safe than sorry and have your home checked out. Call on Smith Plastering to act quickly so that they can restore your property or home to its normal condition.
When it comes to drywall expertise Smith Plastering has the years of experience, the right equipment and tools, and a professional team of technicians to provide high-quality service with satisfaction guaranteed in drywall finishes.
Smith Plastering Inc., since 1997, is a locally managed and family-owned operated business specializing in exterior and interior finishes for residences and businesses around Naples or in Collier and Lee counties.
We can provide drywall repair and restoration services caused by water damages to your property or home. Our team of technicians can finish the job on time with satisfaction guaranteed.
Call Smith Plastering at (239) 594-7537 today to request drywall repair services in Naples, FL and surrounding areas.
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