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Simple Tips for Finding Water Damage in Your Home

April 3, 2019

There’s an old saying that goes “April Showers Bring May Flowers”, which is a lovely image. But you don’t want to have anything growing in your basement, such as mold and mildew, that shouldn’t be there. Water damage can ruin areas all over your home. Unfortunately, spring is a rainy season. Here are some useful tips for finding water damage in your home this season.

Look for Water Buildup

Water Damaged Basement

Look for signs of water damage somewhere in your home. If there is too much standing water where there shouldn’t be, then this is your first clue that something is wrong. It’s possible that the issues are caused by malfunctioning appliances, leaking toilets, or busted pipes. The buildup can be on the outside of your home, or on the inside. You just need to keep your eyes open for any potential issues and make sure that you don’t ignore them. In this case, ignorance is not bliss.

Look for Changes in Color and Texture

Now that you’ve determined whether there is standing water in your home, it’s time to take it to the next level. Although water damage restoration experts can help make sure your home is free of water damage and the presence of mold, you won’t know to call them unless you some investigating on your own. Start by looking for any unusual changes in the color or the texture of the surfaces inside your house. Ceilings, walls, and floors, are all affected by this sign of water damage. Warping, buckling, sagging, sinking, and expansion are all telltale signs that you have moisture damage issues.

Follow Your Nose

When it comes to finding with water damage, sometimes it’s best to follow your nose. You can often smell the presence of mold and mildew long before you ever see it. The drywall in your home will eventually absorb the odor of these pests.

Inspect Different Parts of Your Home

Now that you know that it’s likely that your home has water damage, you need to know for sure. By making a checklist, you can keep track of the parts of your home that might have the damage. Ceilings, walls, floors, foundations, attics, roofs, and appliances are all where you should start looking.

Some Initial Responses

Addressing water damage on your own can be difficult, dirty, and dangerous. Rely on the professionals to clean it up and remediate it for you. To keep the damage from worsening, though, you can try to do something. Cleaning up standing water and turning off your home’s water supply are two of the initial responses that you can try.

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