Water Damage In Your Bristol Home
Most Bristol Homeowners Unaware of Gradual Water Damage
Sure, we all know relatively quickly when there is a significant pipe rupture in our homes. This is undoubtedly the stuff of most homeowners’ nightmares. The fear of overcoming such a sudden catastrophic and costly event is enough to put fear into anyone. Of course, another far less considered danger to your property is the gradual water damage caused by slow-leaking pipes and everyday condensation. These threats, while slow, can have the same impact on your property over time as a sudden major water leak.
The gradual water damage every Bristol homeowner eventually encounters results from many different sources. One of the most prominent is the everyday condensation occurring during and after hot baths and showers. Condensation can also occur simply from normal temperature variations within your house, especially in basements, throughout the year. When the hot air from baths/showers or rooms heated by daytime temperatures cools, it forms water droplets all over the area. As time passes, this recurring water causes fungus, mold, and mildew to form on surfaces. It also causes materials to warp, drywall to deteriorate, and leads to dry rot in wooden walls and furnishings. Another culprit of slow water damage in Bristol is unnoticeable slow-leaking pipes. Concealed behind walls and in cabinets, pipes with slight leaks do not produce enough water to attract your attention until it’s often too late. Rather than deluging your rooms, water from these leaks merely gets absorbed into walls, floors, and furniture. Unfortunately, this eventually leads to, among other things, drywall collapses and furniture warping.
The only real way to catch these silent, creeping issues in time is to have your home periodically inspected and treated. There are several Bristol area services, like SERVPRO, that can do this for you. SERVPRO has specialized equipment, including moisture sensors and meters, which can precisely detect moisture levels in walls, baseboards, and carpets long before it can do any permanent damage. After detecting moisture, SERVPRO technicians can precisely locate what is causing the problem and fix it. Then, using dehumidifiers, we can dry the air and extract moisture from/restore affected materials. Afterward, our professionals can use ultra-low volume foggers to treat walls and other wooden items with dry rot-preventing fungicides. Our workers can also disinfect and deodorize affected areas with their foggers.
As a responsible homeowner, keep a watchful eye on your investment. Periodically have your home inspected for water damage. If you need help, call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330.