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10/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Sometimes water damage will cause visible signs that point toward apparent leaks. Other times, water damage can occur for years without showing significant symptoms. You should check for the following water damage signs in your home every couple of months. If you see any of these signs, get them fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Here are just a few things to be on the lookout for signs of water damage:

  1. Dark or Wet Spots

Keep your eye out for discoloration on the ceiling, the interior and exterior walls of your home, as well as inside cabinets. Dark spots usually mean the damage is very fresh, while yellowish, brown, or white, chalky stains suggest older damage.

  1. Cracking, Bubbling, or Peeling

Cracked walls and bubbling and peeling paint or wallpaper are other causes of concern. Cracks are caused when larger areas get wet and expand. Bubbling or peeling paint and wallpaper typically mean the inside of the wall is moist.

  1. Pooling Water or Puddles

Leaks or ongoing drips can lead to pools of water. If a puddle comes back once you’ve cleaned it up, that could mean your leak.

  1. Sounds of Running Water

Sometimes you won’t see water damage, but you might be able to hear it if you hear a dripping sound, a creaking floor, or even rushing or running water. Though, these sounds can also indicate a perfectly functioning system. So, listen for changes in sound.

  1. Higher Water Bills

Have you noticed your water bill suddenly spiked? It could be a sign of a hidden leak.

  1. Damp, Musty odors

The smell is often similar to wet newspaper or cardboard and is usually the strongest around the area where the water damage occurred.

  1. Cold temperatures

 Sometimes, water damage can make it challenging to keep a home warm. If your heater seems to run a lot, it could be a sign that your walls are damp on the inside. Moisture will draw heat out of divisions as it evaporates, and water damage can negatively impact the thermal envelope.

Remember, SERVPRO of Grand, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties is ready to assist you if your Winter Park House has Water damage, we can help you get back to normal. Getting your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible is our number one priority. We are a 24/7 emergency response. Call us today at 970-949-3235.

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