Water damage can be one of the biggest threats to your home’s structural safety and health. Unchecked water damage can not only damage your home but can create dangerous mold growth and endanger your health.
Any type of leak from a dripping pipe to a leaky roof can cause serious damage that worsens over time if it isn’t addressed.
Top 7 Signs Of Water Damage
The best way to stay on top of any potential damage in your home is to know the early water damage warning signs so the damage can be addressed immediately.
Changes To Floors, Walls, Or Ceilings
This can include bubbling paint, peeling wallpaper, a wet patch on the carpet, or peeling tile. Vinyl and linoleum surfaces will begin to crack when they get wet while wood and laminate will warp or buckle.
A Musty Smell
If any part of your home regularly smells musty, that’s an indicator that there could be mold present, which is typically caused by water damage.
Damaged Windowsills & Trim
Run your hand over the trim of your windows and check the sills. It might be dry to the touch, but check to see if it easily crumbles or if the paint peels. That can be a sign that it has been regularly exposed to water and has been damaged.
If you’ve noticed the sound of dripping water, find the source immediately. Leaking faucets, appliances, or damaged pipes could be the source.
Patches Of Mold Or Mildew
Mold and mildew grow quickly in dark, moist areas. If you see any black stains on woodwork or paint or spots on a ceiling, floor, or walls, you likely have water damage that is causing mold to grow.
Puddles Of Water
If you notice a small puddle of water on your floor, clean it up immediately, and be sure to check it regularly to make sure it doesn’t come back. If it does, you likely have a leak or water seepage that needs to be addressed.
Increased Water Bill
If you’ve noticed a sharp increase in your monthly water bill, it can be a sign that there is a leak in your home. Small fluctuations are fine, but a sudden spike that you can’t explain means there could be a problem.
Call Lake City Restoration For Help
Water damage can happen anywhere in your home, which is why it’s important to regularly check your home for water damage warning signs.
Don’t wait to address a potential leak or water damage, it will only get worse, so call us right away. Our restoration specialists are available 24/7 to help!