We know that water damage can be an overwhelming and confusing experience, particularly if it is your first time dealing with it. These 5 signs are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what may be happening in your home. With so many different types of problems that could be occurring in your home, it may be difficult to decide whether you should hire a professional or take care of the problem yourself.
If your home has been suffering from water damage due to a flood or even just a leak in a wall, you may not know what to do. Here are 5 signs to look for that may indicate that you need to call in a professional water damage restoration expert.
It only takes a slow roof leak or a small burst pipe to cause major water damage to your home. If you’ve noticed your walls are discolored, it’s important to get the problem checked out right away. Water stains on the ceiling or wall can be caused by a leak in the roof, which can worsen over time, or they could be a sign of a more serious issue such as burst pipes behind the wall.
If you aren’t sure if the stain is an indication of water damage, look for other signs such as bubbling paint and mold growth. If left untreated, this type of damage can lead to structural issues that put your safety at risk.
Mold growth: Mold can cause significant damage to your health, so it’s important to contact a professional water damage restoration expert if you see mold or mildew in your home. A sign of mold growth is stains on walls or ceilings that are brown, black or green in color. Mold usually grows in dark, warm and humid areas like the basement, bathroom and laundry room.
If you notice any paint that is peeling or bubbling, it’s important to investigate it thoroughly. This can be an indicator of serious water damage behind the walls. Don’t forget about your floors and carpeting either – if there are any signs of softening, discoloration, or buckling, a pipe may have burst somewhere in your home.
Hardwood floors are one of the most common materials found in homes. They’re also one of the most vulnerable to water damage. Hardwood is susceptible to warping and cupping when exposed to moisture. A subtle sign that your hardwood floor may be experiencing water damage is if it begins to buckle up, like a buckling ship deck when exposed to heavy weather. Buckling occurs as a result of expansion. Wood absorbs moisture and expands along its length, thus buckling the wood flooring above it. If this happens, you should look for signs of mold or mildew growing on your floorboards or sub-flooring underneath them; mold can rot wood, causing structural damage if left untreated for too long.
Walls are typically constructed from drywall, which is made from gypsum plaster that is pressed between two thick sheets of paper and then dried. Drywall can be damaged by flooding and leaks.
Depending on the severity of the flooding or leak, drywall can become warped after it has been exposed to moisture. Warped drywall can be very difficult to repair and may need to be replaced. If you see any of these signs in your home, call a water damage restoration expert immediately.
If you think you need to hire a water restoration expert, then feel free to contact us for a free estimate at (508) 502-7008. We’ll send someone out to your home or business as soon as possible.
MA Restoration will be able to assess the damage and work with you on a plan of action. We provide emergency water damage restoration services in Worcester and the surrounding area. If you need help with water removal, mold removal, and more, then we’re here for you.
With the help of MA Restoration, the cost of repairing your home can be much less than if you tried to handle it yourself. Your insurance agent may also require that you use a professional service before they will pay for the repairs.