Whether it’s due to flooding or bad pipes, water damage is both unpredictable and damaging to your home. If your windows start leaking then it’s important that you refrain from panicking and quickly clean up and then get it repaired it ASAP! With that being said, here’s a short guide on how to fix water-damaged windows.
Find the Source of the Water Damage
Water damage isn’t something that will instantly ruin your home. It happens over time as mold begins to grow and your wood starts to deteriorate. Identifying and stopping the source of the water damage should be a high priority for you. It may not always be obvious where the problem stems from so call in a professional if you’re unsure.
How to Repair Your Water Damaged Windows
Once you’ve identified the source of the damage and have taken care the issue you should get to repairing your windows. You should start by cleaning up any excess water, either with a towel or a mop. Next, begin using a utility knife to cut off any mold and a hammer to remove rotting baseboards. If there is wet insulation in your wall you should work to remove that too. Finally, add wood filler and replace any baseboards, insulation, or drywall that you might have removed. If you want to avoid water damage in the future it’s recommended that you also add caulk to any problem areas as this will work as a sealant keeping water out.
Call a Professional for Water Damaged Windows
If you are having trouble identifying the problem, or the water damage is too extensive to repair then don’t hesitate to call a professional. Fixing water-damaged windows is no easy task and not everyone has the time for it. If you’re struggling then know you’re not the only one dealing with this. Thankfully there are workers out there who make it their mission to help you in situations such as this who can take care of any concerns or problems you may have with this project.
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