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How many extra hours does the average Minocqua resident have on their schedule during the month of September? Zero. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s not far from the truth. With the start of school, football, and football (did we mention football?), we can barely pencil in time to go grocery shopping. We all know the familiar signs of a busy life: dishes piled high, laundry that’s been in the dryer for (inaudible mumbling) days, and a car that nearly begs to be taken to the car wash.
We get it. Time is becoming more of a luxury item than a common good. Of course, you’ll be pulled every which way as advertisements, businesses, schools, and your friendly neighbors try to persuade you how to use your precious time. After years of experience helping homeowners take care of their homes, let us at K-tech Kleening give our counsel on a wise way to spend your time. Our advice? Look for water damage problems and take care of any that show up fast.
Not what you were expecting? Picture this: your 10-year-old consistently showers more like a category 5 hurricane than a 10-year-old. The result is water everywhere in the bathroom. Every time. Sure, it’s a little annoying, but annoyance can sometimes be as common as air in parenthood. The issue is brushed aside. After weeks of this happening, you may recognize splotchy walls, peeling paint, warped flooring, or crumbled caulking. Ignorance is bliss, right? Unfortunately with interior water damage in a home, issues only compound. What seems a minor eyesore can turn into structural damage and mold growth over time. Despite a busy schedule, homeowners should prioritize keeping their home in a safe condition.
Water damage has many negative repercussions. Maybe you’ve experienced them yourself. Small spills or neglected leaks soak into flooring, walls, and cabinets to create a moist environment perfect for mold growth. Mold bacteria eats away at framing and structural support to both weaken and deteriorate a home. As a result, a modest bill to pay the water damage repair experts can skyrocket up to a hefty sum paid to a hardware store. This is obviously a problem that as a homeowner you likely fear. However, telltale signs of water damage in homes is often ignored because of busy schedules. When we become busy our eyesight usually dips below 20/20.
We’re not suggesting that you spend time every day scouring the house for water damage. What we are suggesting is that as you’re performing regular household tasks, you look around. Is there anything out of the ordinary? What small task can I do right now to prevent my home from water damage? Whether you replace the hose on the refrigerator, re-caulk the bathroom sink, or check the connections under the bathroom sink, make sure to regularly check areas of frequent water damage.
On the bright side, if you find water damage in your Minocqua home, we have experience in dealing with busy clients. Our trustworthy personnel will work with you to remediate damage and get you back to your favorite fall activities. Give us a call today with questions.