Ah Summer! A time to relax in the shade of that big ole tree in your favorite hammock. But before you pull out your favorite book and pour yourself a cold beverage, you may want to consider something: spending a few minutes a day over the next two weeks doing some simple maintenance may save you time, a headache and some last minute expenses!
To determine if your roof is leaking, check the water damage santa clarita during a rain storm or while snow is melting on your roof. If the damage shows up within 5 hours of recent rain or snow activity, it is probably the result of a roof leak. If the damage occurs outside of this 5 hour range, you may want to have the area checked by a plumber.
The suit was finally settled in 2003 for $7.2 million. This settlement is the highest published recovery in the United States by an individual filing for property damage in a mold lawsuit.
What about those black streaks? Streaks on your roof are evidence of mold–and as you probably know, mold is hazardous to your health if inhaled. Mold grows easily during humid periods, especially on roofs that face north. If you don’t deal with them as soon as possible, they will eat away at the roofing material, and eventually eat through it, causing leaks. You can kill two birds with one stone by trimming back nearby trees, thus diminishing the possibility of damage due to falling branches and leaves while also removing from the mold the damp, shady climate in which it thrives.
5) Wood blocks should be made that will be used to prop up furniture while it is drying. If you wrap the blocks in aluminum foil this prevents staining on carpet.
Sump pumps are increasingly being used as a preventative tool. In the past, sump pumps were used after flooding occurred. Now, many municipalities have restricted builders from routing rainwater from gutters to the sewer systems as they try to comply with the Clean Water Act. If the water isn’t carried away from your foundation and basement, flooding can occur.
Ice storms are deadly and damaging from the moment they strike and for many days after. If you’re in an ice storm, be prepared for hardships, water damage, and fending for yourself for at least a week – possibly longer.