Subtle Signs of Water Damage

Subtle Signs of Water Damage

Sometimes water damage isn’t as obvious as a flooded basement or storm waters that infiltrate your home. Sometimes water damage is a slowly leaking pipe that erodes the wooden beams of your infrastructure or ruins the exterior paint of your home. Any kind of water damage isn’t good, even if it may seem minor at first. If you’re already noticing any of the below signs and symptoms of water damage at your Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT home or business, it’s time to call in the professionals at ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration:

Peeling paint from water damage.Peeling Paint

 

Peeling paint on the interior or exterior of your home or business is a sure sign that moisture is somehow getting underneath the paint. This could be a result of leaking pipes behind the walls, high humidity or an unventilated bathroom. If it’s on the exterior, you may have a problem with the way your roof filters water and your foundation could be at risk. If the drywall beneath the peeling paint if soft and swollen, you’re looking at perhaps needing to replace the entire wall.

 

 

 

Water stains from water damage.Water Stains

 

Water stains most often occur on walls and ceilings. This brownish beige or yellowish discoloration is one of the first signs of a leak somewhere in the roof or pipes. Don’t ignore these stains! While it may seem like not a big deal, this stain will only grow over time and become a bigger problem. If you are unable to identify the source of where the water is coming from, a leaking or sweaty pipe with inadequate insulation could be the culprit.

 

 

Warped floors from water damage.Warped Siding or Flooring

 

Any wood materials such as hardwood floors or wood paneling that look warped or no longer fit properly could be an indication of water damage. Wood expands and shrinks depending on its moisture content. So, when fitted wooden floor panels or cabinetry starts looking off-kilter, something is wrong. Call in a professional to see where the water may be coming from if you can’t figure it out just by looking.

 

 

Mold damage from water damage.Mold

 

Mold is ALWAYS a sign that water is where it shouldn’t be. Mold thrives in warm, moist conditions and if you’re already noticing visible signs of it, there’s a lot more around somewhere! More often than not, if you track the mold to its source, you’re likely to find water damage. Our team at can help you solve water damage problems and eliminate any mold we may find.

 

Water damage is no joke! Even a small amount of water damage can become a much bigger problem over time. Don’t take the risk of paying for a more expensive restoration project, call or contact ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services for all your water damage needs in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.

 

Warped Wood Photo by Jeremy Thompson
Mold Photo by Thomas Anderson