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Is Water Damage Hiding From You?

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Signs of Water Damage

No one ever truly understands the power of rain, of water, until water is truly gone. And once water has found its way inside your house, it can travel anywhere, creating hidden problems. Even after that big puddle of water recedes, there may be some fatal 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--that 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 ay be a clear indicator of potential water damage.
  • Peeling Paint. When drywall saturates water, the adhesion between paint and the wall may be lost. If you see the paint falling away, 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 up the areas to dry the spaces out.

Now, it is easy to see all of these signs as daunting--sending you straight into a panic. However you don’t have to be an expert to help yourself. When you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, remember SERVPRO of East Brunswick is here 24/7 to help you breathe a little easier.

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