Preventing Water Damage in the Attic
The attic is where you want to start your water damage prevention as it is located at the top of a house just below the roof and therefore might be more vulnerable.
Controlling the natural drying of your property must start at the attic as it is located at the top of the house, separating between the roof and the rest of the house. Read the following guide lines to prevent water damage caused by ceilings and flooring, common attic appliances, insulation, vents, and recessed lights canisters
Perform thorough inspections every few months to assure that you attic is kept in good conditions
Ceiling and Floor
Be sure to look both up and down when inspecting the attic. Pay special attention to openings through the roof such as pipes, vents and the chimney. Take a look to confirm that all surfaces are dry and that there is no mold or rot. Also, check the bottom of the roof sheathing and roof rafters. It is recommended to inspect during the morning to make sure that the roof is sealed and that no daylight penetrates through roof cracks. Inspect the floor and make sure it is dry.
Recessed Lights Canisters
The presence of rust and corrosion indicates possible moisture inv
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