It is high time the Home AUVI Blog addresses the wetness of water damage Ogden and its implications. Everyone knows (or should know) that water is in fact wet. But what exactly is meant by this description. The Dictionary.com defines wetness as:
1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands.
2. in a liquid form or state: wet paint.
3. characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid
Accordingly, water itself is wet and can pass this quality of wetness onto other objects by coming into proximity with said object. An object can be wet in that its surface is covered with water or that the substance of the object absorbs or is permeated with the water.
When the wetness of water passes on this quality of wetness to an object (for example, a house) this quality of wetness can then cause damage to the object. There is a complicated chemical process at work but in its simplest terms water can cause metal to rust and wood to rot through this process of sharing its wetness. When metal rusts and wood rots it could be said that the wetness has compromised the structural integrity of the metal or wood.
Accordingly if one wishes to avoid the water damage that the wetness of water can cause to the metal or wood that makes up a house it is essential to follow these important steps. The first step to avoid contact between the wood and metal making up the house with the wetness of water. This can be done through paint or stain covering surfaces and shingles on the roof as well as other covering techniques. It is also important to keep these coverings in good repair. The second step is to remove the water immediately once contact has been made.