Recognizing Water Damage in Your Home

Recognizing Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage is nothing to take lightly. It can cause a lot of problems for you and your home. The key to preventing extensive issues from water damage is to know what signs to look for and to prevent them from getting worse.

Some of the telltale signs that indicate excess water is present in your home include:

  • Warping wooden floors and walls – If there are leaks in your walls or a burst pipe underneath your floorboards, chances are good that warped wood will occur. Because wood is a porous material, it can absorb a lot of water, which can cause it to swell and warp.
  • Wet carpets – If your carpets feel damp when you walk on them, the floor underneath probably is soaked and damaged by water. This can indicate a broken pipe or leaky connection nearby.
  • Peeling paint and wallpaper – Water is a major contributor to the presence of peeling paint and wallpaper. When these problems surface, a leak is likely located nearby.
  • Moldy growth – The presence of black, green, and yellow spots on your walls and ceilings indicate mold growth in that area. A musty smell will also emanate from areas where molds are growing. When you see these signs, you have water damage in that part of your home that must be addressed.

What to Do When You Notice These Signs

When you notice these signs of water damage in your home, the first thing you need to do is to contact a restoration specialist to address the issue and prevent it from happening again. In Summit County, the company to trust with this task is United Drying.

Our certified technicians can handle all types of water damage problems at your home or office. We can also help you with mold remediation, fire and smoke damage restoration, and storm damage restoration. We’ve been helping people with their restoration needs for more than a quarter-century, so you can rest assured that we know what we are doing.

To get the help you need for water damage and for other restoration needs you may have, feel free to contact us at 970-315-4941 today.

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