Causes of Water Damage
Surely, no one wants to experience any form of water damage. There are times when your problem will be easily recognized and fixed. Such is in the case of leakages from the sink drain pipes, broken hose of washing machines or damaged ice-maker in the freezer. Such problems normally get noticed quickly and seldom do they cause damages. However, there are also times when such problems go unnoticed since there is no water on the floor or at the least any sign of plumbing leaks.
The only visible evidence of such problems is water stain found on the ceiling, peeling paint, or mold growths along the staircase. Often, water damage is a result of plumbing issues or problems with rain drainage that may have originated around windows, doors, or on the roofs. The main problem with water damage is that sometimes it is very difficult to trace where the water is coming from.
There are times when water damage originates from a roof problem that may be the result of a problem on the basement, and completely avoid other problems on the upper floors. Sometimes, the problem is not really caused by water damage. Rather, it is caused by moisture. Molds are often visible when there is problem related with moisture. One of the most extensive obstacles in searching water problems is the kind of construction used. Mold problems develop in areas where there is water damage.
Maintenance of home needs is highly recommended. Grouting and caulking can help prevent water damage. If you disregard the needs of maintaining you home and ignore the signs of water damage, you will likely be found with ceilings and walls that completely crumble and you will have bigger and more expensive problems to face with.