Monitoring Your House for Water Damage
How can one watch out for water damage? What is the purpose of monitoring a home?
Water Damage Clues
There are many clues that can give away a future water damage situation requiring remediation.
- Wet floor
- Paint peeling/pulling
- Black spots appearing on surfaces
- Moist, musty smell
- Wet couches, carpets, or other items
- Utility bill increases unnecessarily
- Strange sounds like drips
Watching out for more than one of these is important as water damage rarely comes to light until it's festered a while.
Monitoring Your Home
Monitoring can prevent a future water damage or detect it before it causes more harm.
Luckily, some vigilance and work is all it takes to keep on track and prevent this issue. Appliances are a large water and fire risk if not maintained properly. A quick check of the floors and walls during routine cleaning increases one's chance of finding water spots. Having a baseline water bill gives an average amount which can be used to detect irregularities in one's water system. Monitoring does not have to be a complicated process; a simple system that allows one to detect odd spots, smells, and sounds is enough.
This will give you the edge on a crisis before it wreaks havoc on your home.