Is Water Damage Hiding from you?
Signs of Water Damage
No one ever truly understands the power of rain or water and the damage it can do to your home or business. Once water has found its way inside your house, it can travel anywhere, creating hidden problems. So, even after that big puddle of water recedes, there may be some underlying problems lurking behind the scenes. Here with some helpful tips on how to identify water damage, SERVPRO of East Brunswick/Princeton Meadows urges you to pay attention.
- Smell the air! Hidden water stagnates and forms bacterial growth. This formation causes certain unpleasant odors in the air-- a musky, earthy smell-- is a sure indicator of hidden water.
- Spot the stains! Any water that manifests in the ceiling or walls tend to discolor the area. Any abnormal color in a specified area may be a clear indicator of potential water damage.
- Peeling Paint. When drywall saturates with water damage, the adhesion between paint and the wall may be lost. If you see the paint falling away or bubbling, it might be water sneaking through the house.
- Sagging spaces and finicky floors. If you notice walls and ceilings starting to sage or the floor starting to feel different, it may be necessary that you open areas to dry the spaces out.
If you notice any of these signs, call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Brunswick / Princeton Meadows to investigate and avoid further damage. SERVPRO is here 24/7 to help you breathe a little easier. Click here for more water damage tips.