Get out and stay out!
Water is a life-giving resource that all human beings need.
But that same water can be a destructive force to the structures of our homes and businesses. They must be protected from unwanted water intrusion at all times.
Many structures here in Northeast Georgia are battling the effects of water seepage, drainage problems or even high humidity. Homeowners and facility managers should inspect their properties regularly to ensure that rain water is being removed correctly. Water that puddles against any structural surface can eventually penetrate and cause unseen damage.
Long term or repeated water intrusion thru the building envelope can cause seepage into a larger part of the building. This water can be trapped and begin to degrade wood, drywall, carpet and carpet padding. Not only can rot set in but mold growth as well.
The water that we do invite into our property can also be a problem. Pipes that leak, especially slowly, can go undiscovered for months and even years.
This can product rot and mold that are a danger to both the structure and the occupants as well.
Sour smells or musty odors are many times a first indicator of moisture problems. Floors or walls that give or are soft to the touch can also be the result of water intrusion.
Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Tri-County to perform moisture mapping. Using highly sophisticated moisture meters, we can help you determine both the cause and extent of moisture intrusion at your home or business.