Monday, March 1, 2010

A leak is never a good thing.

So, I have noticed that one of the outside-facing walls of our guest bedroom closet is not looking good. I've aways thought there was a problem with this wall. It is a corner of the closet where two outside walls meet. The gutter above this area does not seem to drain well and we always get huge brown spots and stains in this area on the siding outside. It makes the front of our house look horrible! I have it pressure washed every other year and we get out the ladder and clean it off, too. But now I fear the problem has moved indoors. :(

I mentioned as much to Todd about a month ago. He finally had time to walk by a look at it today. (I am so in trouble when he reads that.) Anyway, all he could do is agree with me. Not good. The walls on the inside of the closet all the way down to the baseboard are turning very brown. Not good. There is also some brown around the decorative window in the closet. Not good. I also pointed out a spot in another room I am worried about where this is some brown stain on the ceiling due to possible leak on roof. Not good.

So begins my search for a contractor who is good, and can fix my house really well without charging me an arm and a leg. Any suggestions? Please, please send them my way. I joined Angie's List for a month and didn't get much info on there. Not enough people around Monroe County with ratings. I have one possible lead and I may call him tomorrow to see if he knows where exactly the problem might be, how extensive the damage is, and what it will take to fix. I keep thinking about all the rain we had last spring and I just get a pit in my stomach. It has gotten exponentially worse the last few weeks and I can only imagine if we get a lot of rain how bad it could get.

I've always said this house was built rather shoddy. It has been proven now with problems in mass quantity. I have a feeling the summer vacation has just been downsized...

4 comments:

Lana said...

we used servpro when we had the water system/woodflooring leak disaster....they fixed everything pretty quickly and the guy was super nice (though I don't know pricing....)

illinigirl said...

Boo! I had a leak this year (from the inside). Not fun. I was an idiot and didn't do anything right away, and my parents FREAKED OUT. Rightfully so. They were afraid the leak was from my washer upstairs and that the ceiling would cave in. Yikes. Luckily it wasn't, but it was still not fun!

Good luck! Being a homeowner blows, at times.

Mandy said...

No suggestions, but good luck!

Nikki said...

We used John Mummert (Mummert Construction) when we needed some things done around the house. They did things quickly and prices were competitive. Hope you get it fixed soon!