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Three Telltale Signs of Water Damage and How to Respond

Water damage are two words that no homeowner wants to hear. There are a lot of ways that it can happen in your home, but that’s not what really matters. What really matters is how quickly and completely you address the issue. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at three telltale signs of water damage and how to get rid of it quickly, totally, and completely.

Water Damage Sign #1: Water Stains

The first telltale sign of water damage appears as circular, puddle shaped marks on your walls and ceilings. It’s likely that they will grow into much darker, much wider stains. While they might not be a sign of more severe water damage like roof leaks, don’t wait. Contact a professional water remediation specialist for an inspection. Small leaks are often cheaper fixes than waiting until the stain has spread wider.

Sign #2: Weird Smells

The second telltale sign will hit you in the face when you enter your home. When water damage has already occurred, homeowners often report strange odors that don’t go away. Wet, musty, or other funky smells are symptoms of mold and mildew growth. If you’ve taken a look around your home and can’t find evidence of mold/mildew, call a professional mold team. When the source can’t be easily found, there’s a strong chance that the smell is coming from behind a wall or in a dark corner. The longer that the smell lingers, the more time that damage can spread.

Water Damage Sign #3: Buckled Walls and Deteriorated Wood

The third telltale sign of water damage might appear in unexpected places. As you’re periodically walking around your home, look closely at your drywall and wooden surfaces. When they experience excessive water, they can become weakened and develop holes. If you suspect a failing surface, tread carefully as the weakened wood can splinter and break. Address the failing wood quickly to avoid spreading the damage to other parts of your home, like your foundation.

Does Your Home Show Signs? Contact Property Damage Restoration

If your home shows any of these signs, it’s likely that you are living in a water-damaged home. Don’t delay. The longer that you wait, the worse the damage can become. When you need to have the damage inspected, contact Property Damage Restoration immediately. Our team of professionals will arrive quickly and develop a repair plan to exceed your expectations. Contact us today!

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