Milford is one of the safest cities in the state, and certainly in the country. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful and one of the best cities to live in. Milford provides residents a dense suburban feeling, with nature an essential part of the town’s charm. Indeed, many Milford homes have found it expedient to build their homes with natural materials, including natural stone. Natural stone is characterized by mineral substances found naturally occurring, such as in mountains. Utilizing natural stone in the decoration and erection of your newly-minted home can increase the value and curb appeal of your home.
Unfortunately, with the benefit of the beauty of the home comes the eventual maintenance of the material. It may come as a surprise, but natural stone can actually be affected by water and water damage. One effect water damage has on natural stone is efflorescence. Efflorescence is caused by water containing salts spreading throughout a porous material, and the salts migrating to the surface of the porous material to form a powdery, crystalline coating. While this damage is relatively inoffensive, it is nevertheless a time consuming and tedious task that is better left to the professionals.
Another, more serious effect water damage has on natural stone is staining and cracking. Both of these can potentially be fairly superficial, with only the surface of the stone seeing any true consequence. However, the severe winters we experience, combined with the slow melting period during early spring, the flooding in late spring, and the storms we experience in spring and summer, is cause for a higher likelihood for deeper, more unmanageable damage to the stone. Stone can stress and break in freezing temperatures, but the evidence of the break can be disguised with the heavy-laden snow covering the exterior of your home. Once the snow begins to melt and the temperature changes further, the damage can be exacerbated. With our water-related tumult during the spring and summer, condensation can seep into the cracks and pores of the rock, causing staining and unpleasant stone shape. While cracked rocks may seem inconsequential after some form of water damage has happened to your home, it is important to note that loose or damaged rocks on the outside of your home can be potentially dangerous, especially with children or pets residing in the home. Instead of trying to care for water damaged natural stones outside your home, contact your local restoration services company to ease the stress of having to deep clean and restore your home yourself.
Rainbow International Restoration-Oxford of Milford, Connecticut is a locally owned and operated water damage restoration company. Their certified service professionals have extensive experience in managing water damage restoration and repairs and aim to repair your property back to pre-loss condition, including removing damaged materials. The trained team members also used the necessary technology and equipment to help prevent future water damage to your home. Rainbow International Restoration offers emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and services areas throughout Northwest Connecticut and Southwest Massachusetts.
Natural stone is one of the more aesthetically pleasing materials residents here in Milford use to beautify their Connecticut homes. However, natural stone isn’t so pretty when it becomes severely water damaged. Luckily, by contacting a professional water damage team, you can be sure their team members will work diligently to repair and restore your home to its original, beautiful state.