Weather can be unpredictable in this part of the country just about any time of year. Heavy rainstorms, melting snow, and rising flood waters can cause a lot of damage to homes and property in a short amount of time. If you are at risk of property water damage or are concerned that past damage may be causing current problems, you may want to contact experts in treating water damage Memphis TN for a professional evaluation. If repair work or preventative treatment is recommended, a free estimate will be prepared, without obligation.

FOUNDATION CRACKS

. Water-related problems stemming from rough weather can harm a home’s foundation over time. It may begin to crumble or crack, allowing excess water to drip into the structure and damage the interior walls and floors. Even sturdy foundations can erode with repeated exposure to water runoff or flooding from nearby waterways as small as a creek. A stable foundation is the literal anchor of a home or business, so it is important to have it inspected every year or two to catch small issues before they become big problems.

SEEPING FLOORS

Homes built on a slab can develop problems with accumulated moisture under the structure. This can creep into the fissures that develop in a slab foundation, allowing to pool inside the home and create nasty conditions that are potentially toxic and unsafe, such as mold growth and slippery puddle areas that can cause people to fall. In addition, slab repair work can be very expensive and time-consuming, depending on the nature of the problem, unless it is caught early.

DAMP SPOTS

Moist spots can develop behind wallboard or wallpaper, on ceilings, or in flooring to create unsightly structural issues. Water damage Memphis TN experts can examine the roof, siding, and drainage system of the structure to identify the source of the problem and fix it or refer it to the appropriate specialist, such as a roofer, if needed. Then the internal damage can be addressed. This may mean treating the leak area with a commercial-grade anti-fungal product to remove harmful spores. In more serious cases the portion of affected wall, ceiling or floor that is heavily wet and damaged may be replaced. In all cases the area will look fresh, clean, and new.

MILDEW AND MOLD

A buildup of mildew and mold can create serious problems for a home’s residents, especially the presence of black mold, which is highly toxic. A water damage expert who is trained in mold removal can treat the affected area and whatever caused it to ensure the problem does not spread. A structural examination will ensure that all leaks have been addressed, and any related conditions will be reported to the owner for appropriate follow-up. Don’t let water damage decrease your property value or expose your loved ones to risk. Get a comprehensive evaluation of suspected or actual water-related issues to keep building and family safe.