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Attic Water Damage In Country Club Hills

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Since the attic is under the roof but above the ceiling, it is a target for any water damage from the elements.

Water Damage In Your Attic

Much like the basement in that, it's a space in your home that can be largely overlooked for an extended period; the attic may have problems which you are unaware of until they get quite significant. Since the attic is under the roof but above the ceiling, it is a target for any water damage from the elements. When you take the right steps, you may not completely prevent water damage, but you can cut down on the severity of it a good deal.

When you are dealing with water damage in your attic, you need to call in the professionals at SERVPRO immediately. Your Country Club Hills home can suffer a lot more damage throughout it if you do not take care of the problem in your attic quickly.

Attic Vents
Proper ventilation is always needed to keep levels of moisture down. Attic vents can be installed to keep air circulating correctly and keep humidity levels under fifty percent. Vents can be installed along the roof’s peak and should occasionally be checked to get rid of leaves or other debris from blocking them.

Proper Insulation
Sound insulation does its job and keeps your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. If it gets damaged by water, the effectiveness it has diminishes. Check the insulation frequently, especially during rainy seasons. If you find moisture in the insulation, locate the source of the problem and get it fixed right away. Our technicians at SERVPRO can help you do this. The wet insulation may need to replacement with new material.

Top To Bottom
Inspect skylight wells, chimneys, and plumbing for possible leaks. Mold growth or rotting are big signs that something is wrong. Roof sheathing and rafters should likewise not have any water stains or rot. If you see daylight penetrating through your roof at all, this means water can also penetrate. Make sure to have it repaired right away before a storm hits. Ensure the floor is dry and there are no signs that water has present. If the floor is water damaged, your ceiling below is its next stop. Look for any leaks, holes, or any area where the structure’s integrity has been compromised.

Attic Appliances
Check any piping or units in your attic for leaking or malfunction. Replaced damaged hoses and tighten loose connections up. Water can accumulate right below appliances and stay unseen unless you are actively looking for it.

Recessed Lights
Look for any corrosion or rust. Besides moisture problems, you might be looking at serious electrical risk. If the recessed lighting in your home is several years old, you might want to replace them with models that are more up to date and include built-in insulation.

If you are worried about water damage in your attic at all, contact SERVPRO of Matteson-Homewood right away. We are delighted to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced techs when you reach out to us at (708) 747-9925.

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