moisture: How do the baseboards look near the door? - 05/04/14 03:17 PM

 
 
 
The baseboards near exterior doors can be a good indicator of moisture problem. While it may not yet be dry rotted wood, the swelling and movement of the baseboards can be an early sign of moisture intrusion.
The solution may be a simple matter, or it may be a more complicated leak. Consider having a qualified contractor help in determining the source of the moisture.
 
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moisture: I do remember installing that tub/shower fixture, but not the brand. - 04/08/14 11:15 PM
 
About five years ago, I was asked to install a new tub/shower plumbing fixture. The client had purchased the fixture that I was going to install; I remember that it was difficult to install but not the brand name or manufacturer.
 
Recently, I was called out to look at a leak under the bathroom. The leak was right below this tub that I worked on, so I was concerned that I had done something wrong in the installation in that bathroom.
 
I started by opening the ceiling area below, thinking that I may have been the drain line … (28 comments)

moisture: Never had that water stain before? Good, let’s get on it right away! - 03/30/14 01:17 AM
 
 
You’ve never had that water stain before? Good, let’s get on it right away!
 
If you have signs of water leaking in your Sacramento home it is good to repair it right away. Early detection of a water intrusion is very important, it can be repaired before things get bad. What are some signs of a water intrusion problem?
 
Water stains on the ceiling
Small puddle of water on the Floor
Damp odor in a cabinet
Water on a window sill
Dripping sound in wall or ceiling
 
These are just a few of the common signs … (12 comments)

moisture: How did that board rot when its up near the roof? - 03/15/14 04:15 PM
If the wood is going to be sitting in moisture, it will rot eventually.
 
 
 
Most woods need to be protected from water, soil, and moist materials, otherwise it will rot. So it should n’t a surprise when we do see rotted wood around the home or apartment buildings. Take this photo for example, the wood trim was cut too long; dirt, and water created a perfect environment for this board to rot.
So think about all those spots around you home where moisture and dirt can build up and create a problem in the future.
 
Soil … (12 comments)

moisture: Yes, That Is Black Mold! - 02/19/14 03:37 PM
 
 
Yes, That Is Black Mold!
 
The idea of having black mold brings terror to the minds of many. I have had frantic calls from residents and homeowners that believe that they will die if they have mold. Seriously, molds are not all that uncommon in any Sacramento home to some extent.
Without getting too deep into the topic, let’s make a few things a little clearer.
Most molds are not deadly to the average healthy human. There are some that are worse than others, the color is not the important thing. If you have some discoloration cause from … (41 comments)

moisture: Apartment tub has had a slow leak, it finally made itself known. - 08/05/13 11:44 PM
 
This Citrus Heights Apartment tub has had a slow leak for years, it finally made itself known.
 
“I have a leaking tub in the upstairs unit, and water is pouring into the downstairs bathroom”
 
This is the frantic call that I received on Monday morning that changed my schedule for the day. Being a fixer of water related damages, I headed over to go to work. The maintenance staff 

had opened the ceiling in a few places to get a look at the source of the water before calling me.
That always helps; I can get a … (14 comments)

moisture: My Soap Dish Fell Off The Shower Wall - 05/01/13 05:09 PM
 
My Soap Dish Fell Off The Shower Wall
 
There seems to be a number of soap dishes in one apartment community in Sacramento that is experiencing soap dishes falling off the shower walls. The tiles holding the soap dish in place has come lose from the wall board and has been an early indicator of a bigger problem.

Just because you have a soap dish get knocked out doesn’t mean you have a water damage problem. I once was quickly showering at a friend’s house. While frantically shampooing my elbow hit the soap dish and it fall out. … (17 comments)

moisture: Are your window frames looking a bit ugly during the winter months? - 01/17/13 03:15 PM
 

Are your window frames looking a bit ugly during the winter months?
 
If you are experiencing the dark discoloration on the inside of your metal window frames, you may want to find out a little more about why this is happening. You may be able to get this to clear up by doing a few things differently during the winter months.
Start with a clean surface. Take time to completely clean the metal window frame surfaces, a little bit of bleach in some water can be a good mix. Clearing up the discoloration will help in monitoring the … (15 comments)

moisture: I have a water leak, but I don’t know where it’s coming from. - 08/26/12 01:20 PM
 
I have a water leak! 
 
But I don’t know where it’s coming from.
 

It is important to get any moisture problems taken care of as soon as possible. If it is an active water leak, the source of the problem has to be corrected. A good contractor can do that for you, you don’t need to find the water source yourself.
Too often the homeowner or property manager tries to find an answer, delaying the repair until the answer is found. Contractors with experience in water damage repairs know what to look for, how to prevent … (6 comments)

moisture: Fog rising in Foothill Valleys in El Dorado County - 03/30/12 03:11 AM
 
Fog rising in Foothill Valleys in El Dorado County
There has been a lot of moisture in the foothills these last few weeks. The moisture gets a chance to escape a little when the morning temps are warmer. This morning, there was a hazy layer of moisture over Cold Springs Country Club. The skies are not clear this morning, but it is noticeably warmer in Placerville, Ca.
 



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moisture: Can you help me with a soft spot that I have? - 03/29/12 05:10 PM
 
Can you help me with a soft spot that I have?
 
I got a call from an apartment manager; one of the units had a soft wet spot in the bathroom ceiling near the exhaust fan. I verified that there was moisture in the drywall and that it was discolored. Since it was an upstairs unit I was able to get into the attic crawl space. I knew from experience that there was no plumbing or drain lines in that area.
I assumed that since it was near the exhaust fan in the bathroom ceiling, there must have been … (20 comments)

moisture: Blocked Air Flow in Bathroom Ventilation, It Led to An Even Bigger Problem. - 02/17/12 03:11 AM
 
Blocked Air Flow in Bathroom Ventilation, It Led to An Even Bigger Problem. 

It is important that the air in the bathroom flows through the ventilation fan. Bathrooms without a window are required to have an exhaust fan in our local area. If the exhaust fan isn’t working properly, the moisture can not be removed correctly and mold and mildew can result.
 

I was called to find out about an ongoing moisture issue in an apartment bathroom. The mildew on the walls was a persistent problem for the tenant. Walking into the bathroom and turning on the … (8 comments)

moisture: I can see that you have a problem. - 01/26/12 08:11 PM

I can see that you have a problem.
 
Water can damage siding and you may not recognize it until it spreads and becomes visible. The damage can come in a variety of situations, whenever water and building materials meet, problems can occur. Take this photo for example.


From the ground we could see that there is a problem. The problem was in the second story siding, the picture was taken on the stairs leading up to this unit. As you can see, if you know what to look for, there is a moisture condition that needs to … (59 comments)

moisture: Sources of Water Damage In Your Kitchen - 09/17/11 09:17 PM
 
Sources of Water Damage In Your Kitchen
 
There are several areas of your home that can be the source of water damage. One of the first area that we can inspect is in the kitchen, let look at the three most common areas.
 
The Kitchen Sink – A lot of activity happens here. Water splashes around the top of the sink. Check for possible leaks around the faucet, caulking that is need of repair, and chips and signs of rust in the sink. Under the sink, look for moisture and staining around the disposal, water supply, and drain … (6 comments)

 
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