Finding roof leaks can be tricky for a couple different reasons. One is the way water behaves once it gets past a shingle, flashing, or joint. Moving generally downhill under the power of gravity, it then flows along the path of least resistance and can cover a goodly distance thanks to surface tension.
Though it may make you wince, imagine a water-related disaster has befallen your Indianapolis, Noblesville, or Carmel home. Perhaps your area has seen heavy rain and the flooding that comes with it.
A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Nobody wants to wake up or come home and find the floor of the cellar of his or her Indianapolis, Noblesville, or Carmel area house covered in water.
There are, of course, a number of things you should do to safeguard your home during winter, but keeping pipes from freezing is one of the most important.That’s because frozen pipes burst. Freezing is, in fact, the main reason they burst, and any time the temperature of one drops bellow 32 degrees, a pipe is vulnerable because frozen water creates pressure inside it.
Everyone dreads the thought of a flooded basement damaging one’s home and losing valuable possessions along the way. It is an unwanted and yet a common reality for some. Truthfully, a flood emergency can occur at any given time.
It’s a sad fact of life that homes and businesses sometimes catch fire, and that of course includes homes and businesses in Indianapolis and elsewhere in Indiana. In 2017, fires produced 23 billion dollars in property damage.
Ice dams can happen on rooftops when the outside temperature drops below freezing as it does in Indianapolis and many other places across the country. They happen because warmth coming from inside the house results in one part of the roof being above 32 degrees Fahrenheit and a different part being below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
When it’s freezing outside, a ridge of ice can form at the edge of the roof. It keeps water from draining. The water backs up instead.
Wet carpet’s a problem in your Indianapolis, Noblesville, or Carmel home. If you don’t get it dried out, you’ll end up with that wet carpet smell, rot, or even wet carpet mold.
A homeowner often discovers wet carpet in the basement. If it’s part of a bigger basement water damage problem like a flood, you’ll need a water mitigation company.