Water damage is a serious problem that causes more problems than property damage, wet walls, and wet floors. The real risk of moisture in your home is the formation of mold. Stains Water stains are an indication of a water problem and, therefore, of the possibility of mold growing. Unfortunately, not all water damage is visible.
Water damage can hide inside walls, under floors, and on ceilings. Evidence of small continuous leaks may not be visible until the mold begins to grow. Mold growth is a natural consequence of water damage. After a leak or flood, water can penetrate the floor, baseboards, furniture, and drywall.
In fact, drywall is one of the main places where water can penetrate and cause mold damage. Water spots can be a sign of mold growth and water damage. That is, if you see water stains, you most likely have mold on your walls. Water spots can be yellow or brown.
Another indicator of mold growth is discoloration, which can even appear on recently painted walls. Not only does water damage cause this fungus, it also creates the perfect atmosphere for a colony to move in and be the worst roommate you can imagine. It's also a good idea to look for other signs of water damage in the rest of the house to identify what areas have been affected. The most obvious sign of water damage to the wall is discoloration or stains on walls or ceilings.
You could be dealing with a water leak if you notice a significant and sudden increase in your water bill or a gradual increase over several months. Because water damage to the wall can go unnoticed before damage occurs, it's best to have your home checked by an expert if your water bill has unexpectedly increased. If you have no experience dealing with water leaks or if the leak is actively trickling down walls or ceiling, the best thing you can do is shut off the water supply until a plumber can come to your home and find the source of the leak. We offer comprehensive water damage repair services that can give you peace of mind and return your home or commercial building to its previous state.
If you find what appears to be an efflorescence in your home, you should look for signs of water damage. If you have darker colored walls or ceilings, you can check for water damage by looking for an area that may be warped or sunken. If your walls or ceilings are white, you might notice a beige or brown stain, which is a clear indicator of water damage. Drywall will show signs of water damage as it warps, swells, or sags as it succumbs to the weight of the water it absorbs.