If you have mold and are about to go through mold remediation, it is truly a stressful and costly experience – one that you never want to go through again. Some of the most common causes of water damage that result in a mold problem can be prevented with simple home repairs and maintenance. Following the 7 home repairs and maintenance tips in this post can prevent a costly and stressful water damage problem.
Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to overflow and pooled water around your home’s foundation. Installing extenders from downspouts can help water to flow away from your home.
Trees with extensive root systems can invade pipes and should be avoided whenever possible. Planted trees that are known to have large spreading roots should be relocated to keep them 20 feet or more from your home. Relocating trees before they become large or full size will be a lot easier and far less costly.
Building up the soil around your foundation to keep it higher than the rest of your yard can promote water drainage away from your home. This is particularly important when your property is located in a flood zone and when you are close to a body of water.
Leaking toilets are a common source of water damage. Look for leaking around the base, condensation around the bowl and a slow refill after flushing. These can all be signs of a partial obstruction in the pipes and result in a sewer backup. If you find or suspect a leaking toilet, the small cost you’ll pay to a reputable plumber will be a fraction of the costs to repair water damaged building structures and to cleanup a mold problem.
Inspect for cracking, dry hoses, particularly where the hose connects to the machine or a drain. When the hose is located in a tight space and cannot move during agitation, it is more apt to crack and produce a water leak or flood.
Leaks from old copper and galvanized pipes in older properties is a common occurrence. When a pipe leaks or you experience a burst pipe, you can expect to have more of your pipes fail in the coming months or years. Each time you have the expense of finding and repairing a leaking pipe, it can be very costly, time-consuming and stressful. The solution to costly water leak detection and repair is cost-effective and efficient whole house repiping to replace your outdated plumbing for water coming into your home.
Roofs that perform better in Florida include roofs with a steep pitch where water will run off rapidly, tile roofs, and roofs that are properly installed with good quality flashing and waterproof cement. Consider a roof replacement if your property is old, you have a flat roof, your roof is made of cedar or asphalt shingles, and/or your roof has poor quality installation.
Keep in mind that Armstrong Water Mold Cleanup & Restorations is a specialty full service Florida water damage general contractor you can depend on for your water damage, mold remediation and total restoration of your property.
Armstrong helps people with water and mold damage to get through one of their most difficult challenges with a minimum expense and disruption to their life. And when we are responsible for your mold removal, we will gladly inspect your property and make recommendations related to these 7 and other identified home repairs and maintenance needs.
We are reachable 24/7 to inspect and solve water damage and mold problems. The inspection and estimate are free. Call 239-541-4200 or contact us at ArmstrongWaterMoldCleanup.com