Your Home is at Risk Even After the Rain
Water damage does not end when the rains stop. The effects of a torrential downpour can last for 2 weeks after the initial rain, causing weak spots in your roof and the exterior to crack. Damage from rain paves the way for further water damage next time a storm hits. If the rain pools in an area, it will wear down your building’s structural materials, leading to compromised supports and mold growth.
Hidden Water Damage After Rain Storms
When was the last time you were in your attic? Last winter for the holidays? Rain could be in there right now. If your roof leaks and allows moisture into the attic and insulation, you may not find it, as you rarely venture there. Unfortunately, that water will seep into your drywall and penetrate to lower floors where it wreaks havoc on wooden support beams and causes paint to peel.
It is always a good idea to have attics inspected after heavy storms. Within a couple days the moisture will produce mold growth, possibly on the inside of your walls. Once you see the water stains, it is already too late and you will need 911 Restoration Dallas to remove the drywall and clear the mold and damage from behind the structure.
The Newer Your Home, the More Potential for Damage
While modern homes are built to better withstand rain and wind, they are also full of amenities that can be ruined by floods and moisture. Water is a constant, eroding force that never stops. When a mountain – an immovable object- meets water – an unstoppable force – it is the water that creates a path, a river through the mountain. Eventually, water will make its way into your home, and when it does, the floor boards could disconnect, the carpet could saturate, and the drywall could hide mold.
We encourage you to call our water damage Dallas technicians for a free home inspection to ensure your lovely property is still in good shape after the worst rain storms move through. If we do find damage, we will work with your insurance company and support you every step p of the way to provide a fresh start with our latest drying technology and customer first attitude toward water damage restoration. Contact 911 Restoration today!