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In San Antonio, attics can become forgotten storage areas. Most people avoid even entering those hot boxes during the summer. Perhaps you only use yours to store the artificial Christmas tree.
Though attics are typically too hot to function as a convenience spare room, a leaky pipe, condensation from the HVAC unit, or severe weather can cause water to enter your attic. Moisture will damage wood beams, insulation and even your ceiling. We at Complete Flood Restoration in San Antonio warn that mold and mildew thrive in damp conditions, so you must act quickly to prevent expensive damage.
If You Have Water Entering Now…
Call a professional water damage company for an immediate response to help you. The first step in an attic water leak is to determine the source. Discovering the source of a water leak can be difficult, particularly if insulation obscures the source. A professional team will trace the leak back to the source by following the stains and other signs. Both water and air leaks commonly occur near features that penetrate the roof sheathing: chimneys, plumbing vents, attic vents, holes for cable installation, wires, ducting for ventilations systems and similar features. Air leaks also commonly occur at the edge of top plates, which normally have a small gap of less than an inch between the plates and drywall. Any small crack or gap in the attic can be a source of an air leak.
After the initial problem is fixed, the team will determine what methods are needed to 1) ensure the problem won’t occur again and 2) how to restore any damage to your home.
In the Future, Keep Your Eyes Open For…
Undetected attic moisture provides a great home for mold and may weaken the structural strength of your roof supports. To prevent this from happening, a homeowner should inspect the attic at least once a year; look at the insulation and the wooden structures. Search for signs that water has been present: streaks, rust, corrosion or other water stains.
Second, be certain that you have adequate ventilation installed in the attic. Third,confirm that this installation is sufficient and in good condition. Fourth, make sure your bathroom and appliance vents are vented to the outside of your home and not to your attic space. Lastly, scan your roof monthly for deteriorating shingles and missing or broken flashing. If you don’t want to climb around up the attic, call us to inspect your space and make recommendations.
Water Damage Restoration In San Antonio
For water damage in San Antonio, contact Complete Flood Restoration. They can have a team on site in an hour. As certified professionals, the staff and field technicians follow guidelines and protocols for restoration services, including state, federal, and IICRC guidelines. Each of our service technicians have been trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Our professional team has committed the time and resources to make sure that we are prepared for any water damage emergency with the right equipment and the necessary training to do a thorough job. With our expert crew, you can feel confident that your water damage emergency will be treated quickly, effectively and with the highest attention to detail.