We Have To Clean That Water Damage Up
Often times when we are opening walls and doing repairs caused by water and moisture intrusion, we find more that needs to be addressed. There is no way of knowing the extent of this water damage but it should be cleaned up.
We like to warn our clients of this possibility before we get started. We do this for a few reasons.
- It usually involves an additional cost because it requires more work to get this corrected.
- We need to get a quick reply to the findings. This type of repair can stop the project if not approved on the spot.
- Not everyone knows that there is a chance of additional moisture damage that is not seen. Many believe that the problem is limited to what they see.
Many of my clients trust me to be honest and know that I can do the what is needed to take care of the problem. I like to maintain that trust by sending them a quick photo of what I found. They don't think it's necessary but I do it anyway.
Today we found some discoloration on the top of the sheetrock in the unit below. There had been a dishwasher leak a while back; the leak was fixed but the damages were not found. When we opened the floor to fix the subfloor we found some cleaning up to do. There is no signs of damage in the unit below the photo shows what I saw from the open floor above.