How Can I Spot Water Damage in My Home?

April 27, 2022

Are you worried that your basement seems damp, there’s a musty smell in the laundry room, or you have noticed a crack in your roof? You have a reason to be concerned. Maybe there’s water damage somewhere in your home.

Water damage can hit your home in different ways, but the outcome is always the same: pricey repairs, a call to your insurance company, and a thousand more hitches.

We understand that you’d love the peace that comes with knowing that you can always detect signs of water damage in your home, even when it isn’t so obvious. We’re here to help with that.

Wet Spots and Cracking

What could appear to be a hairline crack or dirty spot might be a tell-tale of a dripping pipe or leaky roof. Keep an eye on discoloration on the interior or exterior walls and the ceiling.

If you notice any water damage in the attic, it might be coming through the roof. Stains on supporting beams or moldy insulation are indicators of the damage, precisely in your roof.

Pooling Water

Have you dealt with that annoying puddle that keeps coming back after cleaning it up? That could mean there’s an ongoing drip or leak somewhere. Try to look out for a burst pipe or a leak in all the possible areas around your home.

Dampness in carpets, buckles in vinyl floors, and slight warps in hardwood floors are other signs of deeper trouble like water-damaged flooring.

Sounds of Dripping Water

You won’t be able to see some water damage signs, but you might hear them. A dripping sound, creaking floor, or running water could be it.

Yet, the sounds could indicate a perfectly functioning system, so be keen for sound changes.

Increased Utility Bill

A sudden spike in your water bill could be one of the signs of water damage in your home.

See that you inspect pipes under sinks or behind toilets using a flashlight. Water damage around these areas often shows up as corrosion around the connections.

Damp, Moldy Smell

Trust your sense of smell; it never lies when detecting water damage in your house.

Damp floors, walls, and carpets produce a distinct odor that can lead you to dripping sink pipes, leaking appliance hoses, and other hidden plumbing problems.

Count On Us for Water Damage Restoration

While many people believe they can fix water problems on their own, most damage you see is just the tip of the iceberg. The real damage is chiefly rooted deep in the structure of your house. And only a professional should diagnose it before the integrity of your home is compromised.

At the Ahold of Mold Environmental, our team of experts can diagnose, remedy, and repair mold and water damage regardless of the extent of the problem. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.






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