Is Your Door Leaking Water? Some Clues!

Fix it now or it can cost you BIG BUCKS!
Frankfort Kentucky Home Inspections


Water is the number one cause of unnoticed damage to your home.  Have you checked closely to make sure your home is not being damaged.
Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspections Water damage to home


The clues can be miniscule, the damage hidden without invasive inspection, but the cost of repairing long term damage can be HUGE!   
Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspections water damage to home

In the photos above, the rim joist is shot.  The end of the floor joist is damaged.  The subfloor is shot.  The sill plate is damaged.  For any professional, repairing the damage is going to cost BIG BUCKS! That leaves out any mold damage & repair.

Here's some clues that will let you know if your home is leaking around the door.


 
Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspections water damage to home
 
Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspections water damage to home
 Water staining and damage behind door.
 Purple stains in vinyl flooring.
 
Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspections water damage to home
 
Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspections water damage to home
No metal flashing over the exterior of the door.
(Between the vinyl trim and the wood door top)

Water damage to the outside of the door frame.

Some other clues to look for:

Water stains in the wall next to or over the door.

Water stains in the wall next to, over, or under a window.

Purple stains around the toilet!

Check your house and fix the leak NOW before it becomes BIG BUCKS to fix the damage the water can cause.


Please feel free to call me should you have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of your home. I don't promise to know all the answers but I do know where to get the answers. Enjoy your home!



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