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Indicators of Water Damage in Your Home

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

While it’s not a guarantee that you’ll come up against water damage, it’s certainly more likely than not. We want you to know what to look for in case one occurs in the future. 

Water Damage Signs:

Unpleasant, musky odors. When water enters an area, it will begin to create an odd odor over time as it seeps into the carpet and marinates in the dry wall, even if its clean water. This smell will only arise when mold and mildew are present in the environment, a sure indicator that area is damp. Even if you can’t see mold yet, your nose is trying to tell you to find where water is coming in.

Flaking paint on masonry or walls. Yes, the paint can may say that it’s waterproof, but what that really means is that it will hold off the signs of a water leak longer than regular paint, but it will eventually give way, revealing an even bigger, built-up problem. If you’ve got bubbles and cracks, you’ve got a water issue.

Foundational cracks. Water damage over time can cause a fault line to form in your foundation. Cracks can show up in the floor, the ceiling or in your walls, and they often indicate that uneven pressure is being applied to your home’s structure, possibly due to a cracked foundation. Hairline cracks are no big worry, but if they become larger, they should be examined immediately.

If you notice any of these signs in your home, let us take a look. SERVPRO of Centreville, Marion & Selma is equipped with trained and experienced water restoration technicians that can help you determine what is causing these issues and how to treat it properly. Contact us today to learn more: (205) 926-6010.

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