Hidden Water Damage

Hidden Water Damage

Water is a powerful force. Water damage can come from several sources: floods, burst pipes, leaky roofs, seepage, etc. Many types are obvious, as is the damage caused by them. But even if you cant see the damage right away, a slow flow of water can often be worse than obvious leaks. 

Left untreated, it can cause: 
  • Pipe corrosion 
  • Foundation damage 
  • Foul odors 
  • Mold
Repairing hidden water damage can be an even greater challenge. Depending upon the source of the damage, it may or may not be covered by homeowner's insurance. In the case of mold, getting rid of the problem may be a monumental undertaking.  

How can you protect yourself from this menace? An Accurate Home Inspection can help. Using moisture detection devices, we can often detect water damage before it becomes a problem.  
 
Photo courtesy Bruce Wingate, East Coast Home Inspections    
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