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July 27, 2023

Looking for a new home? As you navigate the house hunt, your ability to spot signs of water damage can potentially save you thousands of dollars – and a lot of aggravation – as a future homeowner. By educating yourself about water damage problems, you’ll avoid making a disastrous home purchase! Here are three of the most common causes and signs of water damage in Rochester homes:

Searching for a New Home? Three Signs of Water Problems to Look Out For

Observe the rooftop

The quality of a home’s roof can speak volumes about any water-related problems that may be at play! When looking at any house, it’s important to observe the roof and identify any visible signs of damage or deterioration. If shingles appear loose or discolored, this is a major sign of water leakage. Additionally, a poorly insulated roof will easily leak and result in rainwater or snow seeping through the roof and walls.

Examine windows and door frames from the outside

As you walk around the property, be sure to pay close attention to the windows and door frames on the home. Any gaps between the walls and the sills can indicate water issues, as well as discolored or rotted wood. Before buying the home, it’s a good idea to have the source of water identified by a professional so the cause can be rectified in advance.

Pay attention to odors

If you smell something that doesn’t seem right, don’t ignore it! Musty or offensive odors can often be a red flag of water-related issues. As you walk through the home’s garage, basement, and bathrooms, stay alert for any unusual smells. If you sense any odor, look for any visible signs of mold or discoloration on walls and floorboards and be sure to mention these concerns to your home inspector to have it investigated further.

Storm Basement Waterproofing, based in Rochester, NY, can identify signs of water damage and is qualified to handle all types of damage on residential properties. If you’ve recently bought a new home, get in touch with our team to address your water needs. To learn more about our services, please contact a member of our team at (585) 622-2717.

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