Water damage is something you need to stop in its tracks. That’s sometimes easier said than done when the source of the damage is hidden. Even so, you can keep an eye out for the following signs, which could indicate you have a problem.
You can often smell water damage before you are able to visually spot it. If your home has suddenly taken on a damp, musty odor, you no doubt have hidden damage. Professional mold inspection could be needed if you are unable to track down the source of the odor.
Changes to Flooring
Leaky water pipes underneath your floors can result in changes such as:
- A squishy feeling whenever you walk
- Cracked tile
- Soft floors that give
If you have carpeted floors, you may notice the rug pulling away from the floor, or sense an unusual damp odor. These are all signs that something is amiss, so you should do a follow-up investigation to determine the cause.
Stains from Water Damage
One of the first signs of damage is often stains on your walls, floors, and ceilings. You might also notice stains underneath your sinks or around bathroom fixtures.
A Very High Water Bill
Undiscovered leaks can cause your water bill to skyrocket even though your usage remains relatively the same. Upon receiving an unusually high utility bill, immediately check for signs of standing water in your yard. If you don’t see anything this means your leak is internal, in which case you need a professional plumber.
Once you have identified hidden sources of water problems, you’ll want to mitigate any damage that has already been caused. That’s where we come in, providing high quality restoration and floor cleaning services to help eliminate water damage. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us at (423) 926-9251.