If you see yellow, brown, or dark spots on walls or ceiling, it could be a sign of water damage. Water damage behind walls isn't always invisible. What might look like a dirty stain could be stains caused by a leaking pipe. Look for other telltale signs, such as blister paint, peeling wallpaper, or fine cracks in drywall.
Dark spots on walls, floors, or ceilings are indicative of water damage. These stains or discolorations appear for no obvious reason, indicating that an undetected water leak has occurred on the ceiling or walls. Discoloration can also occur in corners where walls meet ceilings and floors. Over time, water can cause serious structural damage, leading to unsafe living conditions and a costly home renovation project.
As the founder of ServiceMaster by Zaba in Chicago, Illinois, Diana is certified by the IICRC in repairing fire and water damage. A hidden water leak in a basement, slow roof leaks, and even a leaking faucet can damage a building over time. Minor water damage can quickly turn into serious damage if it's not discovered and repaired right away. Stains are the most common signs of water damage to the roof and are often due to a clogged air conditioner tray or a leak in an attic pipe.
First, we'll conduct a detailed assessment of the property damage and determine the extent of the damage so we can develop an appropriate cleaning plan. As noted above, water damage often leaves walls soft to the touch or deformed, bent, or crumbled. Homeowners who keep abreast of routine home inspections and maintenance can avoid costly water damage problems. That's why a professional “emergency plumber” should be your first choice when you see signs of water damage to walls.
Reynolds Restoration Services has been helping homeowners and businesses in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Baltimore regions repair and repair water damage for more than 15 years. Natural floods and severe storms, for example, can cause indoor flooding and extensive water damage. If you find a water leak or a source of water damage, the most important thing is to act immediately.