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Look Out for These 4 Signs of Water Damage in Naples Homes

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Look Out for These 4 Signs of Water Damage in Naples Homes Often, the first indication of water damage – even before damp patches appear on the walls – is an unpleasant, musty odor.

The 4 Signs of Naples Residential Water Damage

We tend to think of water damage as something that always happens in a dramatic fashion. We imagine heavy rains, storm damage, and burst pipes spraying water in kitchens and bathrooms. However, it also has the potential to happen much more quietly than this.

For instance, if a pipe bursts inside a wall, it may take some time before you notice a problem. Even then, it might not be water that you see. Internal leaks are usually identified by damp patches on walls, areas of mold, and strange odors. Water damage in Naples homes can be insidious, so you’ve got to know how to spot the signs.

If you do suspect that water damage is present in your home, the best response is to call SERVPRO. Our experts are based in your local area, and they are highly skilled when it comes to water damage repairs and restoration.

Discoloured Walls/Ceilings

Before a full on leak develops, you’ll notice a discoloration of the wall or ceiling around the affected spot. This is how you know you’ve got a problem. It needs to be fixed before the water comes right through the drywall or roofing materials. Keep an eye out for expanding yellow and beige patches.

Unpleasant Odors

Often, the first indication of water damage – even before damp patches appear on the walls – is an unpleasant, musty odor. Stagnant water emits quite a strong smell, particularly if it is eating away at wood, drywall, or ceiling tiles. If there is a lingering, earthy scene throughout your property, call SERVPRO and arrange an inspection.

Peeling and Crumbling

When humidity levels are high, paint, plaster, and wallpaper begin to peel. The moisture makes it hard for them to stay sticky and adhered to surfaces. So, a clear sign of water damage (or developing moisture problems) is bubbles and blisters in the wallpaper. If you do spot this, run your hands gently over the affected area. If it is significantly wetter, slimier, or colder than other parts of the room, you may need urgent water damage repairs.

Tapping and Dripping Sounds

In some cases, you can actually hear a leak, even if you can’t see it because it has developed inside a wall or a crawlspace. This is especially common in the case of leaking roofs. If you suspect a problem, turn off all noisy appliances the next time that it rains. Just spend a few minutes moving through the house and listening for unexplained tapping and dripping noises.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

It is really important that you respond to water damage quickly. The faster repairs are carried out, the more of your possessions and home can be saved. SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island is based in your local area. Get in touch, and we will be onsite quickly. Call 24/7 at (239) 302-5700.

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