It is such a wonderful feeling to move into a brand new house you have constructed yourself. I have been lucky enough to do this twice in my life already. Several times however, life circumstances change and you may find yourself in a renting situation either because you are not positive how much time you are going to be living residing located in a specific area, or because your credit is undesirable due to circumstances beyond your control. If you find yourself leasing a house or buying an older residence you will want to be aware that there can be water damage that you may not discover until after you have already moved into your house. It pays then to know the ways you can know if your residence has water damage or not.
Many times if you will take ample time to look around the home, you will be able to see for yourself that there has been water damage. Look up at the ceiling especially if the residence has a cellar and you can see discolorations that are tell tail indications there has been water damage in this house at some stage. Additionally look along at the baseboards and if you see any type so of black mold growing you can rest assured there is probably water damage occurring in the residence currently. You do not want to move into a house that has water damage that has not been controlled because it can cause you and your family a lot of health issues, especially if anyone in your home suffers from asthma. It may be that there was once water damage in the residence you are thinking about renting or purchasing but you can see it has been taken care of with some type of product such as Kills. If this is the case you may still want to think about why the water damage occurred in the first place and if it has the potential to take place again.
Either the seller of the house or the individual you are planning to rent from should fix the water damage in the residence. They need to be made aware of the problem before you move in so you will not risk being stuck with dealing with the water damage problem yourself. It is a lot of work to resolve a problem such as this and it can cost you money you will not want to spend on such a problem. If you observe any signs that I have described above that lead you to believe there has been or still is water damage going on in a house, it is best to steer clear of this residence and look elsewhere.
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United Restoration & Construction, Inc.
15801 Rockfield Blvd Ste G Irvine, CA 92618