Do you fear that you have water damage in your home that you don't know about? It's possible that you have hidden water damage that needs to be fixed. Here are some signs that you have water damage in your home that you should repair.
Many people can smell water damage before they see it. This is because water tends to create a musty odor that is not pleasant. You'll want to check out your basement, your crawlspace, and other places where water could be getting into your home without you knowing. You may be surprised to find water damage you didn't know existed.
Water damage can also be identified by the stains they leave behind. It's possible that you have a brown or yellow stain on the surface of your home, such as a ceiling or wall. Sometimes wallpaper will start to peel or bubble due to the water damage that is behind it, and if you peeled back the wallpaper you will see the stain. You likely have some sort of water intrusion that needs to be addressed if you notice these issues.
A clear sign of water damage is mold growth, which is going to be a slimy, fuzzy, or dark path on a surface that has been exposed to water. This tends to happen in an area that has high humidity and poor ventilation since moisture is going to thrive in that part of your home and turn into mold.
There are many types of flooring materials that can be damaged due to water. If you have wood flooring, it's possible that the wood will start to warp or swell due to water underneath it. Vinyl flooring can also warp, or start to raise up and create gaps in the material. You may even feel a spongy feeling when walking on the floor
Grout is used to hold tile flooring in place, which helps it form a solid surface. However, water damage underneath the floor can cause that grout to crumble. This can result in having to remove all of the tile that is on the floor to repair the water damage, and then tile and grout the floor once again.
These are just a few signs that you may have water damage in your home. Reach out to a water damage restoration company for help repairing it.
For more information, contact a local company like United Water Restoration Group of Missouri City.