Water damage has detrimental effects on a property and may require extensive, costly repairs. However, there are a few places you can look where damage is most apparent after a flood or leak. Below are the different areas of your property to inspect for signs you should hire a restoration specialist.
Common Water Damage Signs
Water damage is commonly found on the ground floor or in the basement. Inspect the floor to see if it looks warped or starts to buckle under your weight. Your carpet may also be damp to the touch and exude a musty smell, while wood floors can get either lighter or darker stains on them.
2. Walls & Ceilings
If there’s a leak somewhere in the house, it will show in the walls or ceiling. Look for dark water spots in the drywall or areas that have started to crack. When you touch the affected section, it will feel soft and possibly swollen.
A well-designed property directs water away from the building through the gutters, downspouts, and ground sloping away from the house. Look for dark spots near the ground on the exterior of the home or standing pools of water within a few feet of the exterior wall.
Roof leaks are most evident in the attic. Check for stains, damp spots, and mold or mildew growth. Look closely where two valleys of the roof come together overhead and where the chimney and roof vents are. These weak spots are prone to leaks.
If you find signs of water damage in your home, call A-1 Spotless Carpet Cleaning in Honolulu, HI, at (808) 674-2000 to schedule an appointment. They can clean up and handle any repairs needed to give you a spotless, damage-free home. They also provide same day service and can help with carpet cleaning or odor removal. Visit them online for more information on their home restoration services.