In Folsom, We Have To Clean That Water Damage Up

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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.

There are contractors who knows how to repair water damage, if you are looking for help there are contractors who can help. We may be able to help you with your water damage repair in Folsom.




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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I think that's a super habit to be in Tom.  Clients don't like suprises, particularly bigger surprises than they were anticipating, which cost dramatically more.

Aug 19, 2014 07:38 PM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Water can cause so much damage that isn't visible immediately,  Good thing you give your clients a heads up.

Aug 19, 2014 08:17 PM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Tom,

It seems to be in the area we do not think to look for the additional problems.

Make yourself a great day.

Aug 19, 2014 10:18 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Tom. Boy I wish you would come here and address my ceiling. No one will come. Great information.

Aug 20, 2014 01:02 AM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Tom,  If you were in the Denver area, I know I would be using you for lots of work.  Have a great day!

Aug 20, 2014 02:05 AM #5
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Good of you to educate clients of potential issues from unseen water damage.  Water leads to so many more problems, it's important to completely fix the problems before they're unmanageable.

Aug 20, 2014 02:33 AM #6
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It is important to have open communications and make the client aware of the potential problem that will likely be found in this type of repair. They may not believe it will be there though experience has proven otherwise.

Aug 20, 2014 10:56 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Tom, I smiled when I see you used the discoloration word. That is the term the REO companies use and I always used the word mold or mildew in my reports to them. It seemed to get their attention more.

Aug 20, 2014 11:05 PM #8
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366  great post with some reminders to us to take a closer look.  The unknown is sometimes a scarier scenario than what is there, we should remember to always investigate.  It may be nothing, but on the other hand it could be huge, the only way to tell for sure is to check it out! 

Aug 20, 2014 11:20 PM #9
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Ugh, I've had enough bank listings with mold issues, Tom. A professional home inspection and addressing water damage with a qualified contractor like you  is a must!

Aug 21, 2014 10:09 AM #10
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