Breaking and entering is a serious crime and one that many homeowners fear they will be a victim of. But they shouldn’t just look outward to see who is trying to do this, they should look up. The rain might seem like a harmless albeit irritating part of the weather and natural cycle. However it’s something that the roof of our home has to battle. Everytime it rains, your roof is keeping the water droplets and the cold away from all of those that are inside. It’s the unsung hero of the home that doesn’t get enough love and attention. It deserves to be updated and upgraded when you can. However the rain will always be there to fight a new battle and it’s always waiting for you to lapse in concentration. So keep your eyes peeled and look out for these signs of rain damage in your home.
A cold breeze
When you’re walking up the stairs to the first floor, you should be met with warmer air. This is because hotter air always rises upward. This is why so many roofs are being insulated because the warm is escaping through the top of our homes. However if you’re met with a cool breeze then you should be worried. Make sure all the windows are shut properly so no other airflow is managing to get in. If the first floor is in fact colder than the ground floor, then you have some kind of gap and therefore leak in your roof. It’s wise to climb into the attic to try and sense where it could be. Look for damp patches and trickle lines of water.
Ceiling looks bloated
Those that have ever had a water pipe leak in their house will know that the first sign will be an inflated wallpaper or paint. This is because water has dripped down from the ceiling and it has dried on the surface or sometimes under the surface. This air evaporating often pushes outward, creating a bubble effect on the walls and ceiling. If your ceiling looks bloated with these bubbles or perhaps just one or two large bubbles call for a Water Damage Cleanup service. They are on standby 24-hours and able to go out to emergency calls at anytime. They will also work to restore the area. Rather than replace a wall or wallpaper which can be expensive, they will use methods and equipment to get the affected area back to normal again.
Small puddles forming
Small puddles forming on window sills is a very common sight for when you have rain damage or leaks in the window frame. This happens overtime or it can be a design fault that has to be rectified using other methods. However a good window sealant is a cheap fix which can be used by anyone. The best kind is made from silicone but there are also sealant tapes which you can use.
Rain damage is a very serious thing to be concerned about. You need to catch the problem before it spirals out of control so be on the lookout for these signs in your home.