Didn’t I just fix that? How to break the pattern of water damage


It is a universal fact that something that can go wrong will go wrong. Entropy is always there waiting around the corner to leap out at you and start destroying things. It always seems that just when you’ve completed the task that you have to do it again. Imagine that you are writing an article for a newspaper and just before it’s done and right before you click save your computer crashes. If the plumbing system in your home is not maintained then it is just like that computer. It appears to be running well right up until the moment where it’s not.

If you purchase a house and lived there for years but during that time spent no time at all maintaining the plumbing system on your home eventually something will go wrong. It is all the more likely that many things are about to go wrong and they will start to happen in a domino effect. How can this be prevented? Preventative maintenance is the best way if you maintain the planning system of your home before it starts to show any problems it is much less likely to start showing problems.

Do not patch a pipe rather than replacing it if replacing it is what is required. There is an old saying about doing a job well and that especially applies to plumbing. If you look at the plumbing job as something you just get over with as fast as possible you will overlook things and it may become worse.





Rotten wood: signs of serious water damage?

Often times with water damage it is so obvious that it cannot be ignored. A party will burst spectacularly and flood the house or a toilet will back up and make you run for cover but however it happens water damage is usually obvious. What happens when water damage is not obvious though? Water damage can manifest in many ways but one usual manifestation is rotten wood.

There are two types of rot when it comes to wood. There is dry rot, all the moisture is sucked out of the wood due to extreme heat and begins to fall apart. There is wet rot, the wood becomes so filled with moisture that it begins to crumble and decay. Of the two wet rot is the more usual. If the problem is caught in time the wood can usually be saved even if it has been severely soaked. Anyone in your home that has come into contact with water should be dried immediately before any water managers to seep deep inside the wood.

All wood should have a certain level of water in it in order that it does not fall apart but the amount of water should be regulated. If something spills in your home and it comes in contact with say wooden floors for example you should dry the floors immediately. Make sure that all the corners and edges of the wood are dry as well. Often this is best achieved by a combination of towels and fans. If Wood in your home has become thoroughly soaked you may need to call in a water damage restoration company. If the problem is not dealt with quickly would may become unsalvageable.