How to Locate Household Water Damage
If you suspect your home has water damage, it’s important to detect it early on to ensure no further damage occurs. If left untreated, water damage can result in mold and structural problems. To prevent water damage from harming your home, look for these symptoms to determine if you may have a problem.
Inspect your flooring. Your flooring will give you a big indication if there has been water damage. Carpeted floors have a distinct, musty smell and can be damp to the touch. Water damaged spots may feel softer or spongier than the rest of the carpet. If you have tiled or wood floors, look for any signs of warping. There also may be a spongy feel when you walk on the affected area.
Check for water stains. If your walls or ceilings seem to have unusual stains, this could be a sign of internal water damage. If the stains are swollen or soft when you touch them, this is a big indicator that there is water leaking, and it needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
Be aware of rust. If you notice that your pipes have rust spots, this could be an indication of a leak. If the rust is accompanied by a musty smell or the appearance of mold, you will want to have the pipes inspected.
Look for damage outdoors. If you suspect water is leaking into your home, take a walk around your house. Look for any area where water may gather into pools and potentially leak into your basement. Check the foundation for any cracks, and make sure there are no missing or damaged roof shingles.
If you have found water damage in your home, call our team. We’ll inspect the damage and make a repair plan.