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Recognizing the Signs of Water Damage

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

There are some areas of your home that will be more at risk for water damage than others.

Water damage can be tricky to spot sometimes, but with these tips and tricks SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm can help you recognize whether you’re experiencing water damage in your home or property.

There are several things to look for such as colorations, textures, or even smells caused by water damage. Recognizing the signs of water damage can also help you prevent costly mold damage from developing.

  1. Pooling Water – This one is the most clear sign of water damage. You can usually find these around home appliances like toilets or water heaters. Pooling water can form on the ground from a leaky ceiling.
  2. Coloration – Water damage can cause discoloration on home structures. These are most notable on ceilings or walls. Usually water damage in a ceiling or wall will cause a yellow or brown discoloration. There can also be texture changes in the structure.
  3. Textures – Bubbling or peeling of paint on walls or ceilings is a sign of water damage if no discoloration is spotted. When it comes to flooring, keep a keen eye out for any warping, sagging, or swelling of flooring.
  4. Smells/Odors – Smells or odors are a sign of mildew from water damage that has gone undiscovered. This often happens in basements or under the home.

There are some areas of your home that will be more at risk for water damage than others, and it’s a good idea to periodically check on them so that you catch any water damage before it begins to do more damage to your property.

Some of the most frequent and at-risk places in your home for water damage are the following:

  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Roof
  • Building Foundation
  • Home Appliances

If you have discovered water damage in your home, it’s time to call a professional. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm can help you out. Call us immediately at (972) 668-3117or REQUEST HELP ONLINE if you have been affected by water damage.

We work with your insurance! For a stress-free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.

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