5 Signs of Water Damage
Have you recently been noticing a strong mildew smell or are your walls starting to warp and stain. These are signs you may have water damage in your home or business. Living on the Gulf Coast, we have experienced the damage a bad storm can cause in our homes. This water damage can destroy homes, displace families, and ruin precious valuables. If you have suffered serious home damage and need restoration H20 solutions offers professional emergency services. It’s important you act fast, delays in responding can cause additional damage to your home and important belongings. Suspect you may have water damage building up? Call us to do an inspection or look for these 5 signs to find out for yourself.
1. Water Stains
The telltale signs are the water stains on the ceiling or walls. If you see these stains suddenly pop up then it is time to call in a professional to come into your home and find out where the water is coming from.
2. Buckling Floors and Walls
This is a clear sign of an extensive leak in your home. The swelling comes from water absorbing into the wood or drywall. This results in the weird buckling sensation you get when walking over the damaged area. This tends to happen after a major storm hits or can stem from a small shower leak building up over time.
3. Crumbing Areas
Have you noticed the wood crumpling around your windows, baseboards, or molding? Pay attention to these areas, any sort of crumbling could indicate the wood is falling apart because of too much water exposure.
4. Mold or Mildew Smell
Often times you cannot directly see water damage but if you get near where it could
possibly be you will smell it. When walking into a room with a strong moldy or mildew
scent this a big sign there could be moisture hiding in your walls. If your home is old and
has a musty scent don’t you worry this is common. The smell from water damage is
much more potent and you can tell the difference.
5. Listen for Leaks
Similar to smell, sometimes you can’t see water leaks but if you listen closely you can
try to hear it. This isn’t the easiest way to find a leak but it is a way if you think you have a leak. Next time it rains make the house completely silent by turning off all appliances, listen for the slow drip of water coming through the ceiling.
Water can ruin a home within just a few hours. That is why H2O solutions has a team of water damage restoration professionals on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year that are committed to being at your home within 60 minutes of your call. Contact H20 services or call to schedule an appointment 1-800-681-2979.