At ServiceMaster by ARTec, we handle any and every type of water damage. Some situations, like severe storms or hurricanes, are obviously disastrous.
Others, like water damage found in your attic, are subtler and can occur right under your nose.
While slowly occurring water damage in your attic may not seem as catastrophic as a natural disaster, it can wreak terrible havoc on your New Castle, DE home the longer it goes undetected and unrepaired.
If you find water damage in your attic, please contact us immediately to remedy the situation, and steer clear of the area until we arrive because of potential mold growth.
To prevent water damage from occurring in your attic, follow these tips:
- Inspect your roof – Roof leaks often cause water damage in attics. Check susceptible areas like the intersection of roof walls and make sure they’re intact. Check for rust and corrosion. If you spot negative signs, you can also contact ServiceMaster by ARTec as we have a full construction staff available for service.
- Orient vents to the outside of your home – All vents should be directed to the exterior of your home. If your dryer, kitchen, and bathroom vents direct air into your attic, moisture can accumulate and cause water damage that can eventually lead to mold growth.
- Appliances – If you have appliances in your attic you’ll want to make sure they’re functioning properly and not leaking. The list of potential water damage causing appliances includes air conditioners, swamp coolers, and HVAC systems.
- Insulate – The temperature of your attic can cause problems with water damage if it isn’t regulated, especially during the winter. Although it’s spring, you can get a head start and protect your New Castle, DE home from damage in the future.
It’s our sincere hope these tips keep water damage from occurring in your attic and you never have to deal with it in any area of your home or business.
Experience tells us, however, to always expect the unexpected. If the unexpected occurs, ServiceMaster by ARTec stands ready to assist you. Simply give us a call at (610) 626-9002.