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One of the most common, and easily preventable, causes of water damage is a leaking roof. Many people think that after a roof goes up the work is done. That’s how leaks happen. Let’s take a look at some preventative maintenance measures that can keep the inside of your home dry.
Anything sticking out of the roof is the most common sources of leaks. Chimneys, skylights, and plumbing vents all stop the natural water flow off the roof and are the biggest causes of leaks.
A drip edge is there for more than just show, it also helps keep water from building on the roof. In addition to keeping water from the building, it’s also a key component in preventing wood rot and keeps away insects and snakes.
Most of the time, people assume that the roof is the cause of water damage. However, the attic can be the culprit. Improper ventilation, plumbing, air conditioning, condensation, vent fans, and animal or bug infestation can all be a major cause for concern. Be on the lookout for mold, soaked insulation even when it hasn’t rained, and black rings or rust around nails.
Water damage is never fun, but Restore Force is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can fix your water damage.