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3/9/2016 (Permalink)

Your home is a big investment. Unfortunately in Florida many home less than 10 years old are rotting away and losing their value FAST.

Most Florida homes have stucco exteriors. This is basically a layer of cement designed to keep moisture from entering your home. The problem is when the stucco is applied quickly or incorrectly eventually cracks form causing water damage in the home, ultimately leading to mold issues. Most home structures consist of wood framing, at least on the second floor  which will rot away once water enters thru the cracks in the stucco. Believe it or not a small hair line crack in your stucco can cause gallons of water to pour into your home during a heavy rain.

This issue usually goes unnoticed for years until the homeowner has a huge water damage and mold issue on their hands. A lot of homes built during the construction boom (2005-2010) are running into this issue once their warranty is long expired.

It is best to frequently walk the outside perimeter of your home and inspect for cracks in the stucco as well as concrete block. If you believe you may have water or mold damage to your home as a result of stucco cracks please call SERVPRO of South Orange County at (407) 226-2621 to schedule an inspection. Remember when dealing with an issue like this, time is of the essence. A licensed professional will come to your home and inspect thru moisture detection and thermal imaging for damage that may not be visible to the human eye.

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