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Hiding Spots Where Water Can Accumulate | SERVPRO® of North Huntington

5/19/2023 (Permalink)

 img src =”water” alt = "a small water leak slowly spreading out from under a kitchen appliance ” > Water damage can happen anywhere in your home or business. Call SERVPRO of North Huntington to help when water damage strikes.

It is not always the case that water damage occurs only after heavy rains. There are a variety of reasons water damage can occur, and they can often manifest in covert areas of a home.

The complications that come with discovering water damage are compounded by its cost. There are many insurance policies that do not accept water damage claims, but for the ones that do, the typical claim is well above $6,000. Being aware of the hidden spots water where water damage can accumulate is wise for homeowners so they can get ahead of the issues.

Where Water Damage Can Hide

  • Below windows. The exterior seal of a window and wall can become weathered, allowing water to seep into the wall unnoticed.

  • Behind siding. Siding panels overlap at various points around the house, which are where they can be susceptible to leaking.

  • Below thresholds. Most thresholds have a metal plate at their base, but these are not typically sealed against the elements. If the door is often exposed to weathering, water can eventually seep through to the wood.

  • Under exterior paint. Windowsills and deck railings are often painted repeatedly, which creates small gaps that water can seep through.

  • Behind the dishwasher. The dishwasher’s cubby is rarely inspected, and can harbor water damage from leaky seals or hoses.

  • Inside the walls. Water pipes that are leaky can cause water to seep into the walls, especially near sinks and tubs.

  • Under an unsteady toilet. The seal around the base of a toilet can begin to leak, often going unnoticed until the floor becomes unsteady due to the damage.

If your home has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), we are happy to help! Give us a call right away, and we’ll get there quickly.

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