8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Idaho
- Water marks on block walls
- Basement walls bowing inward
- Nails popping out of drywall
- Sinking foundation
- Water where floor and wall meet
- Basement smells "moldy"
- White powder on walls
- Efflorescence on basement walls
Important Facts and Data To Understand
- Heavy rains from late October through March mark the rainy season in the Northwestern U.S., bringing the majority of yearly rainfall to the region from intense storms over the Pacific Ocean. Western Washington and Northwest Oregon have already experienced flooding early in this year's rainy season. November rains caused riverbanks to overflow and levees to be breached, resulting in millions of dollars in damages.
- Moisture control is fundamental to the proper functioning of any building. Controlling moisture is important to protect occupants from adverse health effects and to protect the building, its mechanical systemsand its contents from physical or chemical damage. Yet, moisture problems are so common in buildings, many people consider them inevitable.
- If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.
- Flood insurance covers your home's foundation elements and equipment that's necessary to support the structure (for example: furnace, water heaters, circuit breakers, etc.).
- Water can seep into your house from the outside through a leak in the foundation, or small gaps around windows or doors.
- If you have a large amount of water in your basement or if there is no basement drain, you may need to buy or rent a sump pump to get rid of the water.
- Even when the flooding is due to a fairly clean source, such as rain water, the growth of these microorganisms can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals
- ^ "Northwest Rainy Season
- ^ "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home
- ^ "Cleaning a basement after a flood