What causes flooding at your home?
This month starts the hurricane season and will last until November. Now, a majority of us would think of damage prevention caused by severe weather ahead of time. The most common reason for flooding is heavy rainfall and the sudden rise of water level which will automatically find its way to enter your home. To prevent flooding and damage your home and belongings, you will surely inspect the causes of water entrance.
The following are areas you should inspect to prevent flooding at your home:
- Wall and floor cracks. Cracks at your wall and floor indicate a weak foundation of your home’s construction. However, it depends on the size, shape, and pattern of the crack to identify what is needed to address the problem. More often, large wall and floor cracks require repair and improvement to prevent flooding and other unforeseen damage.
- Roof leaks and broken pipes. High pressure of water from the roof and outdoors may cause the breaking of your water pipes and leak at your ceiling which will possibly result in flooding at your home. Leaky pipes, clogged gutters, and waterproofed areas improperly done or been used through the years might cause roof leaks and will damage your ceiling resulting to flood inside your home during the severe weather condition.
- Damaged drywall. Due to roof leaks and water damage, your drywall might be affected and need serious attention. Drywall that is prone to water damage usually attracts moisture and molds which can be easily destroyed by the severe weather and can cause health problems to your family as well. However, there is a type of drywall that is high water and mold resistance which can help your home prevent flooding.
To properly address your problem, ask for immediate advice and guidance from the professionals. Smith Plastering, Inc. offers stucco to cover the exterior and interior of your home especially the cracks and openings at your home’s wall, floor and ceiling which can allow water to enter.
We also specialize in drywall installation and drywall repair to quickly replace and fix the damage to your home’s walls. Hence, whatever material used in your home has advantages and disadvantages.
Therefore, always keep in mind that when choosing materials to cover your home, we consider the weather in your area, your taste, allotted budget and are the trusted company to get the job done. Whether you are in Naples or Collier and Lee counties, contact Smith Plastering, Inc. at 239-594-7537 We provide quality service in metal framing, painting services, stucco and drywall finishes.