A water incursion into your Cape Coral home is not something to take chances with. It might seem like a minor pipe leak or a small roof leak, but it can lead to some very serious issues, including damage to your home’s structure and even health problems. Here are a few tips for handling water damage in your home.
It can be easy to put off dealing with water leaks, especially if they’re small and if it is no longer raining (or if the leak seems to have gone away on its own). Leaks never vanish – the water is still getting in, it’s just no longer visible. It will continue to cause damage, encourage mold growth, and lead to rot. Take action immediately.
Find the Source
You’ll need to find the source of your water leak. This can be easier said than done, particularly if the water is leaking from a pipe in your ceiling, floor or behind a wall. Even roof leaks can be very difficult to spot. Working with a professional equipped with moisture detectors and thermal imaging cameras makes this process simpler.
Dry It Out
Once you have found the leak (and hopefully stopped it), you need to dry out the damaged area. Water damage cannot simply be left – the moisture trapped there will encourage mold and mildew growth.
Handling water damage at your Cape Coral home can be a very significant challenge. We can help. Get in touch with FP Property Restoration by calling us at (888) 408-2335 to learn more about our services, or to schedule a free home assessment.