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Signs Your Home Has Water Damage

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Black mold growing where drywall had been removed If you see mold, you either have or have had ongoing water damage. You'll want to find cleanup professionals near you!

No Morganton homeowner wants to discover their home has water damage, but if they do, they'll want it to be shortly after it occurred. That’s because the longer water damage is left unaddressed, the more destructive it can be to your home. Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious that water’s present, so how do you know if your home’s been affected? SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties has dried and restored thousands of water-damaged homes, so here are a few signs to look out for!

Water Damage Symptoms

1. Bubbling or discoloration in your walls, floors, and ceilings. Short of seeing the incident yourself, one of the easiest ways you can tell you’ve had water damage is by noticing changes to your home’s walls, floors, and/or ceilings. For example, wallpaper may bubble, paint may peel, and hardwood floors may buckle. These and others are signs that you’ve had water damage.

2. You have mold. Mold spores are everywhere — even in your home — but they don’t pose a threat until they’re exposed to moisture for extended periods of time. Without water, mold spores wouldn’t be able to grow and spread their colonies, so if you notice mold around your home, you’ve more than likely had water damage.

3. Unusually high water bills. Paying attention to your water bill can help you save money, but it can also warn you of potential leaks in your home. An unusually high water bill indicates that — short of a billing error — more water is being consumed than usual. Oftentimes, this extra usage is caused by a pipe leaking somewhere in the home.

Your Water Damage Professionals in Morganton, NC

Water damage is problematic and often leads to other issues, which is why it’s crucial to call a disaster restoration company like SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties if you detect it in your home. Our professional team is always ready to serve any Morganton, NC resident, so give us a call today!

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