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Make Sure Your Home “Stands Up” to Winter Weather.

It’s difficult to determine when exactly your home has fallen victim to water damage. Water damage can be caused by a variety of things; flooding, broken pipes, underground water probing, and even just rainfall. With what appears to be a severe winter coming up in just a few short weeks, it’s time to make sure your home can stand up to everything this Winter has in store. To help make the process easier, here are some of the top signs that water damage is present:

1. Damaged or missing roof shingles. Keep an eye out for visible bald spots in your roofing, which can be caused by things like aging and storms. If you see signs of this, it is time to get help determining the extent of roof damage, and obtain a free estimate if further action is necessary.

2. Water rings on ceilings or walls. Visible water spots on ceilings or walls usually indicate a leak in roofing, but the location can be hard to identify. It is important to pinpoint the problem before long term damage occurs.

3. Interior mold and mildew problems. Mold and mildew are not only gross, but can be extremely dangerous. If you see signs of mold or notice a strange smell throughout your home, it’s important to have your home examined. Mold is not always visible, so it’s best to have experts inspect and protect against harmful air flowing through your home that could eventually affect your health.

4. Damage to exterior trim. Direct sunlight can cause cracks in siding and roofing, which can in turn cause water leaks. Not only does this affect the curb appeal of your home, but can cause long term damage as well. It is important to identify the source of the problem before it results in permanent roof damage.

Are you unsure about the current state of your home? Have you noticed one or multiple of the signs listed above? There is no better time than now to make sure your home can endure the harsh winter weather, since things like rain and snow will only make matters worse. Let Professional Restoration guarantee your home is ready for the season ahead – call us TODAY at (636) 486-2711 for your FREE consultation.

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