Protect your home from hidden dangers of water damage

Happy First Day of Spring!  With Spring in the air, we find our flowers blooming, birds chirping, and our spring cleaning and “honey do” lists growing.  As you prepare your spring cleaning checklist, don’t forget about the outside of your home.  Here are a few places to check and spring maintenance tips to protect your home from hidden dangers of water damage:

  1. Clean and check gutters for leaks–standing water in clogged gutters could cause water damage and rotting to the fascia boards and even can damage the roof.  It is important to remove all debris from your gutters and then run a hose from the roof and check the gutters for leaks.  Rainwater that doesn’t run down the downspout can puddle at the foundation leading to ground water invading the crawlspace or basement which if left untreated can lead to mold growth.
  2. Check your roof for missing or loose shingles–rain can blow up under loose shingles causing water damage or even your roof to rot if left undetected.  A missing collection of shingles can cause significant water damage inside your home if left unattended.  Repairing or replacing shingles can save thousands of dollars in water damage and stressful insurance claims.
  3. Check the siding–pressure washing your siding can keep mold from growing.  Check the paint on all wood surfaces.  If the paint is peeling or weathered away, sand the area, apply a primer and then repaint.  Unattended peeling paint can lead to rot which isn’t covered by most homeowner policies.
  4. Exterior caulking–missing or deteriorating caulking can again lead to water damage and rot if not addressed.  Be sure to check around window sills, door seals, and thresholds and scrape out all of the eroding caulk and recaulk as needed.  This not only will help prevent water damage but will also keep out pesky insects and help keep the warmer air out of the house.
  5. Test your air conditioning–Springs in the South can sometimes be short with temperatures climbing quickly, so go ahead and schedule and AC technician to come out and look at your unit early.  This way, you can fix any problems early before it is time to start running the air.
  6. Look at your landscaping–it is important to make sure that water drains properly away from your home.  Trim bushes next to your home and have a professional trim any trees that hang over your home, fences or buildings around your property.  Winds love to take down trees and knock down limbs during summer storms, so addressing them before the thunderstorms roll in will help prevent some storm damage to your home.

These are just a few maintenance tips to protect your home from hidden dangers of water damage.  If you notice any damage or items needing repairs, go ahead and tackle them as quickly as possible.  A little time and money now can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars later.  Remember, black mold needs water to grow.  Undetected water damage in a crawlspace or under siding or window seals can lead to bigger mold problems.  Give PHC Restoration a call as soon as you see signs of mold growth.

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What our clients are saying...

The word you use as a company motto is “compassion”.  Every one of you certainly live up to that motto every single day!  We felt it the first day we met Josh and every single day thereafter.  Thank you for a wonderful journey as you helped us put our lives and our home back together.  We are eternally grateful!

T. Robinson, Pittsboro

This letter is to let you all know what a fantastic job you all did on rebuilding and restoring our home.  Me, my son and wife congratulate you all for a perfect job.  Each and every employee who had anything to do with our house was so professional, polite and did everything we asked them to.  Job well done.  Thanks to you all, we can enjoy our new home for the rest of our lives.

Robbie L., Raleigh

PHC has demonstrated the skill, good judgement, and polite service.  Through their employees who are all trained to do their jobs very well with full dedication to customer satisfaction.  Thanks to all!

J. Oborne, Sanford

My assistant project manager was very helpful with decisions and kept us informed on the progress of repairs and changes.  Everyone that worked at our house was always courteous and helpful and did a superior job.  You have a great staff and we would recommend you to anyone.  We are enjoying our home.

G. Godwin, Benson

This is the second job PHC has done for us.  We are extremely pleased with all components of their work.  We are recommending PHC to ALL of our friends.

S. McFadyen, Vass

Given the situation we were dealing with, PHC came right in that evening and started clean-up.  PHC walked us through every aspect of our repairs/replacement.  They were amazing and made the entire process seamless.  Overall, we are thrilled with the final results.  I never imagined it would have turned out this beautiful.  PHC made this initial terrible experience and experience we will never forget.

S. Jones, Raleigh

Everyone was so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.  Quality of work exceeded our expectations.  We have already highly recommended you guys to people we know.  Thanks for everything!

K. Vorbeck, Raleigh

I’m in the building trades and feel qualified to say that your crew was better than excellent in all phases.  By the end it felt more like a labor of love than a job contract.

J. Byrum, Chapel Hill

I could not ask for a better crew.  Everyone was professional and courteous.  My home even looks better than before!  I will recommend you to everyone I meet.

P. Smith, Sanford

Many thanks for the super fine job your crew did on my flood damage. You evaluated the damage and reacted quickly. Keep up the good work!

D. Lane, Fuquay-Varina

Thank you for taking care of our home repair in a timely manner. You were a pleasure to work with.

Mary, Fuquay Varina

Your company came to our rescue so rapidly when the accident occurred, which was a great relief. Your work has added value and pride to our home!

Judi and Geoffrey, Cary

Thank you for everything that you have done. I never imagined it would turn out so beautiful! Your crews are very courteous and kind. They’ve done an outstanding job.

Debbie, Spring Lake

We gratefully applaud your crews. Their work was top notch. They were polite, eager to answer questions, clean in their work and showed respect for our home. They work well together as a team.

R. Arcus, Durham

Just a note to thank you so very much for the great job you did in cleaning our church after it had been vandalized recently. Thank you so much for the prompt attention to our Church also! It meant a great deal to our Church Family to be able to have our regular Sunday services in the Sanctuary that day.

Christian Chapel Church

Your crew demonstrated professionalism throughout the restoration, were experienced and did a wonderful job in every aspect. The renovation turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined and I know we will enjoy it for many years to come.

F. Hinkson, Goldsboro

I am very happy to be back in my house. Thank you for making it possible within a reasonable amount of time. You certainly are to be commended for your professionalism.

Jo Anne, Kenly

On a scale of 1 to 10 your company is an 11! Everyone at our church is satisfied – not one complaint – all cheers! Everything was done as requested, on time, and above our expectations.

R. Strother, Franklinton

We are very pleased with the work done by Professional Home Care. Your thoroughness and consideration relieved us of many concerns and returned our home to its original state with a minimal amount of time and confusion.

J. Erdman, Pinehurst