A flood is one of the most common forms of damage that can happen in a home. That’s because flooding can occur from a natural disaster as well as plumbing issues on the property. If you have a flood in your home, here are some more signs of damage to look for afterwards.
Basements sometimes have damage that is not caused by a flood. In order to tell if your basement damage is related to your flood, you should first check for cracks in the foundation or basement walls. Some cracks may develop from a pipe burst or storm damage. Next check the sloped ground that leads up to your home. If you have a storm, water will naturally begin to come from the sloped area. Finally, check for water stains on the wall. Water stains tend to be caused by recent damage.
Damage to the Bathroom
When checking for damage in the bathroom, you will want to look for any cracks where the shower or bathroom meets the floor as well as any cracks on the toilet. Next check for any water seeping in from the bottom of the walls. Finally, you will want to look for any cracks or leaks around the faucets. Vibrating plumbing is also common and can easily be fixed by a plumber.
Damage to the Bedroom
When you look for damage in your bedrooms, start with walls that may be adjacent to a bathroom or kitchen. However, don’t worry about any little issue that may seem out of place. Some things may seem more concerning than they are. A lot of water in your room is a big deal, but a tiny puddle is not much to be concerned about. Be sure to check the floors for any water that may be sitting under the carpet or under the floor’s wood planks. Make sure you check also for any mold that may have grown as a result of the dampness so you don’t breathe in spores while you sleep.
Damage in the Garage
The garage can be a common flooded area since water can come in under the garage door. First, check for damage to any items that may have been sitting on the garage floor such as lawn mowers and tools. Next, check for any damage around the water heater around the garage. Finally, look for any flooding near any secondary doors in the garage.
Inspecting your home for flood damage is simple if you know where to look. Carefully check every room in the house and pay special attention to the floors and lower parts of the room. With the right attention to detail, you will be able to quickly assess any damage to your property after a flood.
It’s always a good idea to be prepared for the worst when it comes to protecting your home and assets. Contact us to discuss what insurance options we have available to help you keep your home and possessions safe!