Water damage is a common problem in many homes and properties. Contrary to popular belief, it does not only happen in old, creaky houses. It could also occur in new homes depending on the level of workmanship or water pipe failure.
Fortunately, water damage cleanup and restoration are some of our specialties here at Undisputed Steamers. With over eight years of experience dealing with the issue, we know which symptoms you should look out for when identifying water damage on your property.
- A damp, musty smell. Other than visible signs of water infiltration, a damp smell is perhaps the most important indicator of water damage. Such odors are distinct and nearly impossible to miss. Furthermore, they can be accompanied by moldy smells in the event of a mold infestation. If you encounter any of these odors and cannot easily place their source, you should call us for further assistance.
- Moldy, stained, or discolored ceilings and drywall. A water-damaged ceiling or drywall has a characteristic yellowish discoloration at the point of contact with water. Furthermore, dark mold patches may grow from the damp surface, indicating a leaky roof or pipe.
- Cracking or bubbling walls or peeling paint. If your drywall or ceiling begins showing signs of structural failure, there is significant water damage. You may also observe the paint peeling off your walls as it detaches from your water-damaged walls and ceilings. It is not advisable to paint over such problems without professional water damage cleanup and restoration first.
- Unexpected spikes in water utility bills. This one is for you if you usually pay attention to your water utility trends. A sudden increase in your water bill outside peak consumption periods is a good early indicator of a leaky or faulty water pipe. In such instances, it would be wise to consult a professional to look at your piping and clean up any potential water damage.
If you suspect your home or property is experiencing water damage, don’t hesitate to contact us; we will look into the issue right away.