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With rain showers and hurricanes, spring and summer in North Carolina are wet and humid. Unfortunately that moisture and humidity can do more damage than ruining your outdoor plans. It can cause water intrusion, which could leave you with a repair bill in the thousands. While rain is one of the most common ways water enters your home, it's far from the only way. We’re going to break down the ways water leaks happen, signs of water leaks, and how you can stop water intrusion yourself.
How Does Water Get Into Your Home?
Roof LeaksHeavy rain and snow seeping through roof cracks is one of the most common ways water gets into your home.
FloodingIt doesn’t take a catastrophic flood for flood waters to damage your home. If your gutters don’t take the water far enough away from your foundation or you don’t have enough fall around your home, you run the risk of floodwater causing damage.
Pipe BreaksSometimes a pipe bursts and it’s instantly obvious that there’s a problem. Other times, a pipe break isn’t so apparent. You might not notice a slow drip until the damage is done.
Sewer Line BackupsA sewer line backup can cause waste water to back up through your toilet, shower, or tub, causing a literal stink. Brick Walls Brick is beautiful, but if it’s not properly treated, you could be looking at a water leak. You may think the space between the mortar and the brick is waterproof, but it’s not. Now that you know how leaks happen, what are the signs of a water leak? Here are the things you should look for if you have experienced heavy rain, a pipe break, or any of the other causes above.
Telltale Signs of a Water Leak
- Water stains on the ceiling
- Sagging ceilings and/or bowing walls
- Bubbling plaster
- Cracks in the exterior of your home
- Water in non-ventilated areas, likely near windows
- Water in your crawlspace