Signs of water damage for your home
The Common Signs of Water Damage
Water damage is sometimes hard to detect, so it is important to learn the signs of this type of damage before the problem gets worse. The sooner water damage is spotted, the lower the cost to remedy he issue. SERVPRO recommends that property owners be aware of the common signs of moisture damage such as cold temperatures, peculiar smells, peeling and soft patches, puddles and water drips and surface discoloration.
Buildings that have a build up of moisture on the walls are more difficult to heat when the air hits dew point temperature. The problem is compounded by the cold walls, which attract additional condensation. These two issues cause a harmful cycle of Chesaning water damage. A moisture problem may be to blame if the house is habitually cold or the heating bill has risen without explanation.
Mold and moisture may even be detectable by smell. An odd smell is sometimes a sign of a puddle or leak. Depending on the region, the air has different moisture levels. In humid regions, a dehumidifier may be a simple fix for an overabundance of moisture in the air.
Peeling and Soft Patches
When moisture penetrates flooring or walls, the moisture can break down either surface's fibers over time. For instance, a dip around the toilet indicates a possible leak. Falling tiles or a crumbling or soft wall can also be a sign of a moisture issue.
Puddles and Water Drips
Puddles and water drips are two clear indications of moisture damage. Often, growing puddles are a sign of seeping, a lack of ventilation or a leak on the property.
Faded furniture and walls are sometimes attributed to exposure to prolonged periods of direct sunlight. However, water is known to drain dye from furniture and carpets and make paint color fade. If dark green patches of fur are present, there may also be a mold problem. Water marks may even appear on windows or walls where water has run down the surface due to leaking eaves-troughs. Overflowing eaves-troughs eventually cause additional problems like leaking basements and Chesaning water damaged foundations.
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