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Signs there could be a water damage in your home

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

People often assume that the term “Water Damage” is going to mean gallons of water running through their home or several inches of standing water. That is not always the case. Sometimes it can be as common as an overflowed toilet or as simple as the kids splashing too much water out of the bathtub while playing. Water is a very sneaky thing, and you could have a water damage occur and not realize it until there is bigger issue!

Here are 5 signs that could mean you have a water damage.

  • Dark or Wet Spots

If you see dark or wet spots on your ceiling, walls or exterior, INVESTIGATE. This could mean there is or has been water damage.

  • Ceiling, Walls, and Floor structure

If water has reached these surfaces from inside you will notice the structure of these areas change. Your ceiling and drywall could begin to bubble, crack or flake. Your flooring can become soft and even begin to buckle. These are normally signs of water damage.

  • Hearing water

Have you noticed the sound of running water that is outside of the normal? This could be a sign of water damage. If you hear dripping, running water or even notice a new floor creak it is important to investigate.

  • Increased Bills

Have you noticed a spike in your water bill? This spike could be caused by a hidden water leak. Investigate this issue with a plumber or your local water company.

  • Smelling something off

It is quite easy to smell when something is wet and has been sitting. Have you ever forgot about the clothes in the washer? Yes, that smell. If you smell dampness, investigate! This could surely be a sign of water damage.

If you discover or even think there is a possibility you have a water damage, no matter how small you think it may be, call SERVPRO® of Charles County, 301.753.8313 or SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill, 301.292.4447 today! We provide free visual inspections, and we will guide you through the claim, cleanup and reconstruction processes as necessary.

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