Not all water damage in your Long Beach Island home manifests itself in visible areas. With all the pipes in the walls, crawl space, and attic, there may occasionally be hidden water damage. You can prevent more harm to your property and yourself when you begin water damage restoration right away, but you can’t begin water damage restoration if you can’t see the early warning signs of concealed water damage.
Here are some indicators that your LBI home may have concealed water damage that you can hear, look for, and even smell.
Mold: Even though it can seem apparent, mold is not always simple to spot. Hidden leaks almost always result in the formation of mold since mold requires moisture to thrive. Mold can appear in a wide variety of hues, including various tones of greens and brown as well as grey, white, and black. Mold can occasionally appear fuzzy, and speckled, and form groups or strands as it spreads. In addition to being unsightly, indoor mold can also include a variety of respiratory ailments in individuals who are exposed to it. Get your home checked out as soon as you see visible mold so your water damage restoration can get underway.
Bubbling Or Peeling Paint: If there is a water leak behind a wall that has plumbing fittings in it, the paint is more prone to peel and bubble. The moisture that has accumulated behind the wall will start to seep through and get caught under wallpaper or paint, causing bubbles and ultimately peeling. Check for a leak or concealed water damage if you see paint bubbling or peeling on your walls.
Water Stains: Water stains and discolored areas are left behind when water leaks through drywall and ceilings. These watermarks can have a variety of colors, from dark to light, and occasionally they might even seem darker. These blotches appear as a result of water that has leaked, dried, and then reappeared – this cycle repeats over and over again. Water spots may occasionally appear darker or more watery as a result of this recurring procedure, and they might even get bigger. It’s important to pay attention to any water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or even floors because prolonged exposure to water can cause structural damage and mold growth.
Musty Smells: Strong, pungent distinctive smells originating from one particular spot in your home are typically a sign of hidden water damage. Mold can produce a musty stench that doesn’t go away on its own or diminish over time unless the mold is removed. If mold is present, you can count on needing water damage restoration as well. If you notice a new musty smell or one that is getting stronger, you need to have your home evaluated for water damage.
Knowing the signs of water damage and being on the lookout for them in your home can help you find water damage and begin restoration quickly so you can mitigate any further damage. If you suspect water damage in your home, or if you need water damage restoration, be sure to call Stretch Cleaning.