After the fire is out, many people don't realize that some of the greatest property losses don't come from things that burned in the flames or got wet from fire sprinkler and hoses. Instead, the silent and often invisible property destroyer is the smoke from the fire. It can permeate porous objects and slowly cause them to break down. This is why it's important to save valuable objects, like furniture, and clean them properly to save them from smoke damage.
If your home has recently experienced significant flooding, mold won't be your only concern. Instead, the very foundation and other safety aspects of your home could be at risk, and as such, it's important to be aware of the role of a structural engineer when that determination is being made. For instance, that professional will need to examine your home to find and assess any cracks, as they might impair the safety and functionality of the home.
When checking your home's foundation for damage after a flood, you may find yourself relieved about seeing no cracks in the concrete. Unfortunately, cracks are only one sign that your foundation is in need of repairs. Below are three subtle signs that indicate your foundation is deteriorating beneath your house where you cannot see it.
Front or Back Door Becomes Difficult to Close
In the past, you never had a problem with closing your front or back door.