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Identifying Water Damage Behind Your Walls

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

Mold and moisture buildup on wall of a modern house The sooner that water leaks are addressed, the less damage that they will cause.

Water damage is something that every homeowner hopes to avoid. Not only can repairing a water damage issue be costly, but resulting mold growth can cause health effects of all kinds for those who live in the home. One of the best ways to avoid costly repairs and possible health effects is to spot water damage early. Unfortunately, many people do not notice water damage until it has been there for quite a while. As such, it is important for every homeowner to be educated on water damage causes as well as signs of water damage to protect their homes as best as possible.

While water damage can be caused by some obvious things like flooding from a rainstorm, it can also be attributed to things like sewage backups and pipe bursts. Those examples are typically very easy to spot, as the homeowner will find pooled water or clearly damaged flooring. However, water damage behind the walls of a home are far more difficult to recognize. The following are some of the most common signs of water damage behind your walls:

  • The walls are warped
  • The walls are stained
  • Mold is growing on the baseboards or walls
  • The paint and/or wallpaper begins to peel or bubble
  • The floor or ceiling starts to buckle
  • A musty odor is recognized

If any of the above signs are identified, it is extremely important to act swiftly. The sooner that water leaks are addressed, the less damage that they will cause. Getting to a water damage job quickly means keeping costs lower for the homeowner. At SERVPRO of Altamonte Springs / Longwood, our water damage repair team has years of experience in water damage repair and restoration. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today to learn more!

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