Many water intrusion-related issues are caused by problems with the roof. Apart from some of the more obvious issues like damaged shingles, etc. a roof needs to have the correct amount of slope to allow for proper drainage. The roof's flashings are also prone to leaking so this is another area you should check out. Gutters and downspouts will not be able to drain properly if they are blocked which can easily happen when falling leaves and branches start to collect in them. Cleaning them out regularly will help to remedy this.
A building's foundation will often develop holes and cracks in them over time which then make them more vulnerable to moisture getting in. Fixing these as soon as you observe them will help to prevent a more serious issue.
Another area responsible for water damage in the home is the plumbing system. Dripping faucets or pipes, blocked drains, and leaking plumbing fixtures, etc. all have the potential to cause major damage so it’s best to fix them immediately, even if the issue seems minor.
High humidity indoors is another source of moisture damage and can cause anything from musty smelling odors to stains on walls and ceilings. When you notice moisture gathering on hard surfaces, clean and dry them immediately.
If the thought of checking your home for moisture-prone areas feels a little overwhelming to you, why not have us come and inspect the home? We will be able to perform a thorough inspection of your property and point out any areas of concern.