There are a number of advantages to living in a cottage near the water. There are also a couple of concerns that a person living in a cottage needs to be aware of, one of the biggest of these issues is that of water damage that can occur in a cottage. This is not a problem that has no prevention or solution to, the key is to know what to look for and what to do if damage is found.
The obvious type of damage is that of wood deteriorating, as well as causing cracks in walls and foundations. These cracks tend to occur in the winter months as water gets into small areas and then freezes and expands. This expansion causes the small crack to expand and become a larger problem, this can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs and even lead to serious damage id allowed to go undetected for too long.
Another serious issue is more of a health related one, this is the issue of mold that can develop in wet dark areas of your home. This can lead to health related issues such as respiratory infections and in more extreme cases death. This mold can form quickly and without any real warning, it is important that it be taken care of in a hurry as to avoid the issue from becoming much greater.
One of the ways that you can get rid of these issues is to hire a company that will come in and make the needed repairs to any structure that has been damaged. This will be more cost efficient in the end than going to the trouble of having major work done on the home. If the issue is that of black mold, then they can come in and remove this for you as well. If you discover that you have either one of these issues, then you really need to look into the hiring of a service to come in and look at your home. They will generally be able to give you a price estimate and will break down all of the prices for work that will be done before it is done. The use of dry ice blasting has become more popular in recent years and offers a better alternative that many companies are making the choice to use. There is no reason why the one thing that you enjoy about living in a cottage should be the one thing that leads to a nightmare for you and your family.