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Water Damage to Outside Structure

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage to Outside Structure

One of the first things people do when they have sustained water damage to their property us to thoroughly check the main structure, inside and out. However, most property or home owners fail to ever check outside structures such as storage buildings, sheds and barns, for water damage to the structure or interior from leaking or otherwise.

When exposed to water too long, mold can grow. For outside storage buildings water can get into the floor and before you know it, everything inside is ruined. If you are like most people the contents of the storage building are your most valued possessions including furniture, memorabilia or law equipment.

Water damage left unchecked can be total loss for the homeowner. When your home or property has sustained water damage, your out buildings have too. Do these three things if your property has been exposed to water without property mitigation.

  1. Immediately open the door to the barn or storage building and allow air to flow through. The air will start drying any surfaces immediately.
  2. Pull lawn equipment out into the sun and blot off any water you see on the equipment. This will save your lawn more or weed trimmer from rust.
  3. Bring any clothes that you may have stored in backs or tubs, inside and throw them in the dryer immediately to prevent cloth mold which can totally ruin clothes and blankets.

Remember, you need to always be mitigating damage of any kind if you want to protect your valuables from damage from water. This means that you have a plan in place for the variables of water damage and you know when to call help if you need to get the water out fast. Lidded tubs are a good idea but even they can take in water.

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