26 Oct Rain Damage And What It Could Mean For Me
Living in South Florida, you know that as quick as the sky can be entirely blue without a cloud above, a heavy thunderstorm can start in a matter of moments. South Florida rains can last anywhere from a matter of minutes to hours on end, dropping tons of water in its wake right over your home. While we immediately worry about the street and sidewalk flooding and getting caught outside without an umbrella, both minor and major rainstorms could cause significant damage to your home. If left unchecked and ignored, your home could be suffering from hidden damage all around. Some of the most common types of damage from rain in South Florida include:
Damaged Roof Tiles: Heavy thunderstorms in Florida can potentially damage your roof. As your home’s first line defense, they’re built to withstand the torrential downpours we face. That said, your roof isn’t impenetrable. Some thunderstorms are strong enough to shift roof tiles or break trees, powerlines, etc. , which can land on your roof. Once your roof is damaged and the waterseal fails and allows easy passage for water to leak through and cause further damage throughout your home.
Flooding: While the occasional sun shower is nothing to worry about, Florida is known for experiencing severe downpours from thunderstorms all year round, as well as tropical storms & hurricanes. Most Florida home builders have designed our houses with that in mind, however, substantial rains can still make their way into your home.
Water Stains: A byproduct of a damaged roof, water stains form on the ceiling as rainwater makes its way through. Water will sit stagnant on your ceiling before forming an unsightly brown or blackish ring. In some cases, too much water can lead to depressions in your ceiling forming from the weight of the water. If left untreated immediately, the water will eventually make its way through cracks in the depression, leaving mold and mildew to grow on your ceiling.
Mold Formations: With stagnant water seeping into your home, it creates the perfect environment for mold growth to form in the dark damp corners throughout the house. Coupled with Florida’s humidity, you have a perfect environment for mold to spread throughout your home without you ever knowing. Mold formations can lead to health risks such as skin rashes, sore throat, sinusitis, Aspergillosis, and more.
If you’ve suffered rain or water damage anywhere in your home, reach out to the Reliant Adjusters team first. As the leading public adjuster group in South Florida, we’ll do everything we can to help you receive the fairest and maximized claim amount possible. For a free consultation, contact us online or give us a call at (561) 929-9826 today!