Signs of water damage in Austin, Texas, come in many forms. That’s why United Water Restoration Group of Austin would like to cover some of the common signs of water damage to help you find water damage faster.
Discoloration, stains, or splotches on the walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, cabinetry, and other surfaces of your space can be signs of previous and ongoing water damage.
Does your space smell like must or mildew? Dampness and moisture have this distinct smell.
Mold comes in many colors, so search your home for black, green, brown, or other colored spots growing in your home.
Excess moisture can cause paint to chip, bubble, peel, and flake off. If you see this in naturally humid places, like your bathroom or laundry room, check for other signs of water damage just in case.
Puddles or pools of water throughout your space likely mean a leak causing water damage.
Water can seep out of poorly installed or damaged pipes, causing the caulking around the pipes to peel off.
Water on metal causes that red or orange substance called rust. You might spot rust on the wall around a faucet or running down a wall from a metal pipe, indicating a leak that’s causing water damage.
Look up at the ceiling for cracks, which could indicate water damage from an upstairs bathroom, attic, or roof. Cracks in the wall could be from water damage behind drywall.
Keep an eye out for drywall that protrudes like it’s going to burst. This could be serious water damage hidden behind the wall.
Water damage can also come in the form of consistently running water or slow dripping water, which may be causing damage or indicate damage nearby.
If you notice a sharp increase in your monthly water bill, this could indicate excess water running and causing damage you can’t see.
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