How to Detect Water Damage in Your Home

As specialists in restoring water damage in the home, we understand the importance of being able to detect water damage when it's not obvious. The most common sign of water damage to walls and ceilings is discoloration or staining. If the walls or ceilings are white, you may notice a beige or brown stain, which is a clear indicator of water damage. If you have darker colored walls or ceilings, you can check for water damage by looking for an area that may be deformed or sunken.

Stagnant water and damp building materials are a rich breeding ground for mold, bacteria and rot, so it's important to inspect porous materials such as wood, drywall, and carpet for signs of water damage. If you think your home has moisture problems now or has had them in the past, it's a good idea to inspect the floor for signs of water damage. Over time, water can cause serious structural damage, leading to unsafe living conditions and a costly home renovation project. You could also be dealing with a water leak if you see a significant and sudden increase in your water bill or a gradual increase over several months.

In this case, it's recommended that you call a licensed plumber or a trusted water damage restoration company to assess the damage and fix the problem before it gets out of control. If water damage isn't properly remedied, mold is more likely to form and a musty smell may permeate the space. You can also try to determine where the sound is coming from if you can hear the water running when no one is showering or the dishwasher and washing machine aren't in use. It's also a good idea to check the rest of the house for other signs of water damage to identify which areas have been affected.

Staying alert to signs of water damage in your home helps you detect problems early, so you can prevent further damage and protect your family from mold and harmful bacteria. If you find signs of water damage, contact a certified specialist with experience in water damage restoration for experienced, affordable services. A-Jet Services is here to help with all your water restoration needs.

Therese Lamkins
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