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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

The BIG THAW in the Upper Valley!

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Young girl looking up at water leaking from ceiling The BIG leak!

Skyler Says..

It has been so warm this week and everything is melting!!

When we have warm spells like this and the snow begins to really melt, it is a good time to check those spots that may be susceptible to

Check the Basement

Basement leakage is a common problem found in houses. Water in the basement often causes damage to the flooring, baseboards, walls, and

Additionally, odors caused by mold and mildew can be unpleasant and even cause health problems.  Inspect for cracks, stains, rust,
dampness, mold, and odors.

If you have sheetrock in your basement, check along the bottom edge. Water will wick up your sheetrock.

Check the Attic and Roof

Check the attic for stains, mold, and other signs of leaks. Pay special attention to the valleys where 2 roof planes come together, the flashing where the roof meets the walls, and the flashing around roof vents and chimneys. The insulation should be dry and in good condition.

Houses located in cold climates can develop ice dams on the roof, which cause water to leak into the attic from melting snow and ice on the roof.

Also make sure that attic ventilation is sufficient and is free of any debris.

Check the flooring

Water damage can happen to any type of flooring and can also seep down to the sub flooring.

Look for any warping or buckling of the floors,
especially in the basement. If the floor looks warped, water damage is most likely the cause.

Ensuring that you have good drainage can prevent the weakening of your foundation by preventing standing water that can cause cracks in your foundation, leading to leaking in your basement.

If you see any signs of water damage in your home; call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton at 1-603-298-6942 today. Don't let that small amount of water become a HUGE problem for you!

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