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  • Signs of Basement Water Damage

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    With another snow dump on Cleveland, and it looks like most of it is starting to melt, you may experience some basement water damage.

    Here are some tips to see if you have water damage in your basement. Call your Home Mechanics this week or next if you have any of these problems, or problems relating to ice and leaks in your home:

    1. Rusty marks around the base of appliances like furnaces, washers, dryers, water heaters, etc.
    2. Water stains or rotting on wooden walls or furniture.
    3. White efflorescence, a powdery residue on walls and floors caused by minerals seeping in from the masonry.
    4. Warped paneling, wallboard or doors. Move furniture away from walls and check for warping or paint bubbling.
    5. Storage boxes along walls may have been placed to cover signs of Leakage. Move stored items and boxes to check their bottoms for dampness or stains.
    6. Water lines or stains on the base of basement walls.


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