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Hidden Water Damage

Water is a powerful force. Any doubt of this fact can be erased by a simple visit to the Grand Canyon. And while your home is in no danger of becoming one of the Seven Wonders of the World, water can wreak havoc on a much smaller scale.

Water damage can come from several sources: floods, burst pipes, leaky roofs, seepage, etc. Many types are obvious, as is the damage caused by them. But even if you can’t see the damage right away, a slow flow of water can often be worse than obvious leaks. Left untreated, it can cause:

  • Pipe corrosion
  • Foundation damage
  • Foul odors
  • Mold

Repairing hidden water damage can be an even greater challenge. Depending upon the source of the damage, it may or may not be covered by homeowner’s insurance. In the case of mold, getting rid of the problem may be a monumental undertaking.

How can you protect yourself from this menace? A professional inspection can help. Using advanced moisture detection devices, coupled with years of experience, we can often detect water damage long before it becomes a problem.

HVAC Issues

Problems with heating and cooling systems can range anywhere from poor operation, unsafe operation and poor airflow/operation. It is important to be familiar with your heating and cooling systems and to maintain them properly to avoid any dangerous conditions or costly repairs.

One of the most important things you can do to maintain the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems as well as the air quality in your home is to make sure that your ducts and filters are cleaned or replaced regularly.  Duct cleaning takes the expertise of a professional.

It’s a good idea to also clean your registers and vents regularly between your duct cleaning service’s visits.  This can be done easily by cleaning and removing the registers and then vacuuming out the ducts as far as your vacuum hose can reach.

There are several easy and inexpensive things you can do yourself to maintain the efficiency of your heating system.  If your heating system is a forced air furnace, you should clean or change the filter frequently (once a month).

You should also do some regular maintenance on your cooling system.  For central air conditioners, it’s a good idea to hire a professional service to give your system a check-up before the hot months begin.  This usually involves a thorough cleaning of the air conditioning unit and a refill of the coolant if needed.  Monthly, you should also check the unit for blockages and remove any vegetation growing around it that could interfere with its proper functioning.  You should also clean or change the filter and check the condensate drain at least monthly.  For window units, you should clean or replace the filter at least monthly, bi-weekly during the hottest months.  You should also check the condensate drain to make sure that all moisture is draining properly.