After the Storm
After a big storm we might not notice any internal damages to our home or business. Being aware of the signs pointing you to water damage can help you, as the owner, identify a problem before it’s too late, and reach out to experts.
These are some signs you want look out for:
Unpleasant, musky odors. Water leads to mold and mildew growth, and as the water evaporates and leaves the bacteria behind, a musty odor can develop. A lot of times, this odor is the first thing that homeowners notice when they are experiencing water damage.
Flaking paint on masonry or walls. Water damage can sometimes be temporarily hidden with paint, which is what a lot of home and business owners tend to do. While this may temporarily “solve” the problem, it is not a long-term solution you want to stick too.
NOTE: Water will always find its way in if there is an underlying problem, which can lead to issues with paint over time such as cracks, flakes and chips.
Foundational cracks. As temperatures changes and the ground shifts and settles, it is normal for hairline cracks to develop throughout the home’s foundation. But, any cracks you see larger than a hairline should be immediately examined.
NOTE: Cracks that occur on the ceiling, walls or floor are often signs that water damage is occurring somewhere within the home and leading to damages.
If you notice any of these signs in your home or business, call SERVPRO. Our expert water restoration technicians, available 24/7, can help you determine what is causing these issues and how to treat it properly. Contact us today to learn more