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Tracking Down Where the Water Leak Is Coming From | SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee

10/2/2023 (Permalink)

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Storms are a common part of the summer season here in the Carleton community, and we certainly have seen some intense ones this year, thanks to all this heat and humidity in the air. While some storms remain minor and just give our grass and plants a good soaking, heavy rain accompanying severe weather can have a serious impact on our homes.

In order to track down the leak and stop it from causing widespread damage, you have to know where to look. Catching a water leak early can help you avoid more serious and costly damage down the road.

Our SERVPRO® of Carleton/Maybee team explains where to look below if you discover a puddle of water or a drip coming from your ceiling after the next storm, so read on to be ready!

Old Windows or Doors

The most common locations for water leaks are any places that have direct access to the outside. Wiring holes, recessed lighting cans and, of course, your windows and doors can leak at any time. As your home ages, it can start to experience wear and tear. Caulk lines can degrade and your window and door frames can even shrink or sag over time.

Unfortunately, these situations are not often noticeable until water has already gotten inside and is leaking. By then, it could have leaked down your walls and behind your drywall and caused a mold infestation to grow. In order to catch these types of leaks, run your hands around your window panes and door frames after each storm to feel for moisture.

Sneaky Roof Damage

Roofs are the first line of defense when it comes to pouring rain. They have the incredibly important job of warding off high winds, hail and heavy rain while we stay safe and dry inside. That also means that they are typically the first place for damage to occur. Obvious damage like an impact from a fallen tree can be easy to see, but even something as simple as a cracked or broken shingle can invite water into your attic.

Over time, a simple drip can turn into a stream that leaks down your walls and travels all over your home. You could have soggy ceilings, drywall and floors before you even realize it. Checking your roof after every storm can help you identify emerging issues immediately.

Siding Issues

Your siding is also a protective measure for your home. It helps keep out the elements and adds some great curb appeal to your house. However, rain can also get up under your siding if the wind blows it hard enough against your house. Water damage can also occur if the storm is strong enough to crack your siding or completely pull it away from your house.

Do a walk-around of your property after the rain storms to check your siding for damage. In any storm or water damage situation, calling SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is your most reliable way to recover. We have the equipment to dry out your space and the knowledge to handle repairs expertly in a short amount of time.

No one wants to have water damage occur in their home. Call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee for a fast recovery.

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