Weâ€™ve been repairing the kitchen at home and so on the second day of taking the kitchen cabinets out, we discovered a little mine field behind our sink. The water line had been quietly leaking for an unknown period of time and had fully wrecked the floor, cabinet, etc. all around it. This small set back will surely cost us quite a penny since we are going to have to renovate much more than we assumed so. You have to be aware of leaking, make sure to take a look at water pipes and connections frequently. Especially in spots you donâ€™t get to see usually, the cellar could well be one of these. Look for water indications on the surrounding areas of the water lines, mold, humidity, warping drywall, etc. Water is certainly a difficult thing, be sure that whenever you make new connection you do it right the very first time, considering even a little leak might cause plenty of headaches and lots of cash spent.
Keep an eye on your foundation, make sure that there are no cracks anyplace, and if you’ll find any seal them. Another area to be wary of water damage is windows, in the event your windows havenâ€™t been upgraded make sure they are sealed thoroughly and so they donâ€™t let water in.
I now know a lot more about water damage and mold than I knew before, something which will be valuable in the future. The experience was definitely one to be learned from, I just wish we had detected it sooner and averted all of the foundation damage.