Identifying When You Need Water Damage Restoration
The fact that water damage is not always easy to see is one of its biggest issues. In many Houston properties, water damage has really existed for extended periods of time before water damage restoration actually begins. How then can you identify concealed water damage in your home so you can begin restoration right away?
Walls and ceilings will start to show water stains if there is a leak behind them as water seeps into them. Water stains are frequently brownish in color, although they can vary as they dry and get wet again, as is the case with a leak in the roof when it rains. As additional water seeps into the region, water stains may also get bigger. If you notice any water posts or stains, you need to call for water damage restoration.
Strong, offensive smells are often associated with water damage and mold growth. Mold and bacterial growth are encouraged by hidden residual water damage that is not resolved. A strong and persistent musty, earthy odor is produced by this mold development and the continued dampness of materials. Any time a potent smell appears, it is a sure sign to call for water damage restoration.
The discovery of mold in your home means that there is a water source feeding its growth. Because they are minute, mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, but visible mold will begin to form and become noticeable when water damage occurs. Mold growth could be the cause of discolored areas along floorboards, on ceilings and walls, under cabinets, in the kitchen or bathroom, or virtually any place in the home; and water damage is the cause for mold growth. Mold frequently has a fuzzy appearance and manifests itself in a variety of hues, including green, brow, black, and even white. You should call for water damage restoration and mold remediation services the moment you notice or suspect mold growth in your home.
Paint that is peeling and bubbling is another indicator that water is building up behind the drywall and sheetrock. Hidden water damage behind walls and above the ceiling will result in paint losing adherence and peeling away from the wall, or forming water blisters and bubbles as the drywall becomes saturated and the water tries to push its way through. Some water blisters in ceilings can get very large in extreme cases of water damage. If you notice pockets of water forming under the paint on your walls or ceilings, you need to call a water damage restoration specialist.
Structural changes to floors, walls, and ceilings will also result from extended unresolved water damage. Flooring materials can begin to swell when they absorb too much water, and the additional weight of water behind walls can cause cracking and bowing and ceilings to sag. Deformities in your floorboards, walls, and ceilings are strong indicators that there is serve water damage and that you need water damage restoration.
Any time you suspect water damage in your home, if any of the signs are present, or if you have a known water damage emergency, call 24/7 Restoration Specialists for water damage restoration right away.
24/7 Restoration Specialists provides emergency water and fire damage restoration services and professional mold removal to property owners throughout The Houston Metro Area.