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Tracking Down Leaks When It Rains | SERVPRO of Sanibel/Captiva Island/Ft.Myers Beach

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

Flooding rainwater, causing damage, peeling paint and mildew When an unexpected storm invades your home, it can be extremely damaging. Call SERVPRO of Sanibel/Captiva Island/Ft. Myers Beach for help!

When it rains, it can really pour around here! While we might be grateful for the rain during dry parts of the year so our lawns and gardens get a drink, you certainly don’t want to be feeling the rain while you are inside your home. 

Leaks or home issues can quickly become apparent when it starts to rain, so tracking down the source of the leak right away can help you minimize the potential for water damage. Check out these common places for water to get in when it rains in the Sanibel community.

Windows and Doors
We can all enjoy a nice breeze flowing through our homes now and again, but make sure they are shut tight during a storm or even a gentle rain. Rainwater can easily get through screens and linger on your windowpanes and sills. 

That water can leak down your walls and eventually get behind your walls. Once that happens, structural issues can become apparent and mold can even start to grow. 

The same goes for your doors! Keep everything shut up tight and address any gapping or cracks around your doors and windows right away. Structural aging of your home can lead to sagging of windows and door frames, and a single gap could be the culprit for a serious rainwater leak. 

Your Roof 

We all know how important our roofs are, especially during hurricane season. They have the really important job of keeping us safe and dry while Mother Nature rages on outside. That naturally makes them one of the more common places to experience damage. If you notice the leak is coming from somewhere near your ceiling, get up on your roof as soon as it is safe to do so and do some investigating. 

A single missing shingle or gap in your roofline could be the culprit that is causing your watery mess. If you don’t see anything on the outside, head into your attic and start scanning the ceiling and walls. Wet insulation, mold growth and the smell of mildew can help point you in the right direction. 

Cracked Foundation 

Water is sneaky, and it can seep and leak into virtually every area of your home. The tiniest little gap or crack in your foundation can easily allow water to sneak by and flow onto your floors. 

If your basement tends to get wet every time it rains or you struggle with flooding issues often, it may be time to do some investigating around your foundation and have any repairs addressed immediately. 

Our team will help you do all this and more! We can handle your repairs to prevent the damage from occurring again, but we can also help you clean up and recover from any water damage you experienced. We can restore walls, floors and ceilings, and we will sanitize everything to ensure mold cannot grow in your newly finished space.

We can help you recover from water damage faster. Contact SERVPRO of Sanibel/Captiva Island/Ft. Myers Beach right away

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