Discovering that water has infiltrated a home's basement is something that every homeowner dreads. Wet basements are more than inconvenient for the family that lives there—this type of moisture can affect the air quality of the home, allow mold and mildew to flourish, and create or exacerbate many health problems for the occupants, especially those of a respiratory nature. Whether you are dealing with constant water infiltration issues or experience less frequent problems, ridding your home of this type of unhealthy moisture will help to ensure your family a healthy living space and also help to protect the value of the house by preventing damage to the structure, materials, and contents within.
If you smell the musty scent of mold in your bathroom but can't locate the source, you're probably not looking in the right places. Different types of mold species can grow inside and outside homes, including toxic black mold. The most common locations for mold growth include your bathroom's shower stall and behind the toilet. Condensation, moisture and water leaks are often causes of the growth. But mold can also hide beneath your bathroom's natural stone floor and wall tiles.
If you have a water-damaged drywall ceiling, then repair will require you to remove the damaged section and replace it with a new piece. Below is how you and an assistant can perform this repair and restore your ceiling to its original condition:
What you will need
Drywall panel Self-adhesive mesh joint tape Joint compound 6-inch flat trowel 1-½ inch long drywall screws Electric drill with screwdriver bits Utility knife Drywall saw Metal straight edge Measuring tape Pencil or marker 120-grit sandpaper sheet Thin chisel Hammer Step ladder Assistant Step-by-step procedure
If any room in your home has flooded, it is important that the water be removed properly. If the water is not removed properly, wood can rot and mold may begin to form. A water removal and restoration company can help you with this process. Here are the steps they follow to completely remove water and prevent mold.
When dealing with a home that is flooded, it is important that you get as much of the water out of the home as possible.
The fascia is the horizontal board that runs along the perimeter of your roof where your gutters are connected. You should regularly check your fascia for signs of water damage. When you notice that a section of your fascia is rotting or water damaged, it is important to replace it as soon as possible. Leaving a section of rotting fascia on your home can put unnecessary stress on your gutters and the rest of your fascia and expose your roof and attic to unwanted animals and bad weather, ultimately resulting in a much bigger repair.