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Do you have a water damage?

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a water damage?

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Protecting that investment is a top priority and you should be aware of things to look for. Catching an issue before it worsens will save you a lot of time, money and headache.

A Water damage left unattended can impact the structure of your home and could cause other issues such as organic growth. Here are some tips from SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill to help catch water intrusion early!

Pay attention OUTISDE!

Yes I said it, OUTSIDE! Look for standing water outside of your home. This could indicate poor drainage in you yard or gutters that aren’t properly moving water away from the house. These things could threaten the foundation of your home. Also look above to your roof for missing or damaged shingles and water puddles.

Watch your flooring

Your floors will be sure to show signs of water damage. Tile and wood floors will have cracks or warping. Carpet is obvious as it will be wet and begin to smell!

Stains and Damage

Looking for water stains on drywall or cabinets is the easiest way to see a water damage. Peeling paint is another indicator that there could be a water intrusion behind the drywall. There could also be water stains on the floor in the kitchen or bathroom. Keep your eyes open!


Mold growth is caused by moisture and humidity. Now this does not always indicate that there is a water damage but it is imperative that you investigate where the moisture is coming from.

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