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Water Damage May Be Hiding in Your Home

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage May Be Hiding in Your Home

Exterior Painted Windowsills

This is a common spot for water damage in older homes with windows that have been painted numerous times over the years. Just a tiny trickle of water through cracks in the paint can slowly rot away the wood without your noticing. To check for problems, take a screwdriver and press firmly along a sill. If there’s hidden damage, the screwdriver tip will sink into the soft, damaged wood.

Beneath the Dishwasher

Dishwashers are sealed to keep the water inside the tub, but leaks can develop in the joints of the water supply line that runs to the dishwasher or in the drain line beneath. Because you can't see under the dishwasher, over time a slow leak can do serious damage to the subfloor. The damage may not be discovered until you remove the dishwasher to replace it with a new one and realize, to your annoyance, that you'll have to replace a section of the floor as well.


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