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4 Signs That Your Home May Have Hidden Water Damage


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Water damage can be disastrous for your homes, especially when it is left unchecked and unmanaged for long periods of time. Certain kinds of water damage such as flooding through bursting of pipes or breakdown of appliances is easy to recognize. But at the same time, there are certain forms of water damage which are not as visible, and therefore if you are not carefully looking out for them, they could cause serious destruction to the interior of your house.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]To help you in the process of early detection and intervention we have prepared this list of 4 indicators of hidden water damage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Floors and Walls are Changing Shape” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Flooring of your house can greatly help in recognizing the signs of water damage. Carpets might get wet without any clear reason or the tiles may become loose and rise up in certain areas. Linoleum in your floors might start peeling or if you have wooden floors they might begin to distort in shape and become bloated. All of these are signs of water accumulation beneath the floor. The water that leaks cannot find an escape route and is therefore starting to affect your flooring.

Water damage to the walls can be easier to recognize. If you see your walls bloated and swollen or if the paint is starting to lighten in color or the coating is beginning to peel off, then these should be clear signs for you to call for water damage restoration help.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Mold Spotting” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Molds can be generally spotted as green, brown, or black marks that appear in small patches on floors and walls. If you see something similar in shape and color developing in your house, then you need to get it treated immediately as molds can grow pretty quickly. They usually appear in damp and dark areas and pose significant health risks including respiratory issues. Molds, therefore, should be immediately eradicated before they put your household members in danger.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Distinct Odors” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Musty smells are almost always signals of the presence of water damage or mold growth. These odors could be similar to that of rotten cardboard or wet newspaper. The smells are strongest around the area where water damage has occurred. Such smells are indicators of severe damage, but you might also be able to recognize the issue in its earlier stages through a rise in humidity in the rooms.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Your Utility Bills Don’t Match Your Water Usage” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]If you feel that your water related utility bills do not match the consumption of your household’s water and are usually coming on the higher side, then there could be something sinister afoot. Keep track of your water usage for a month and based on the pricing of utilities, estimate the amount that should be charged. If the actual amount is significantly higher than the estimated figure then there could be the case of water getting leaked into the crawlspace or under your walls. Get the issue fixed before it causes additional damage.

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