An (Almost) Comprehensive List Of Water Damage Signs To Help Prevent Costly Restoration

water damage restoration augusta, water damage repair augusta, water damage augustaThere are a TON of different ways that water damage can present itself in your home. Here are 10 of the most common from our water damage restoration experts at Rumsey Construction in Augusta.

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Water Stains

Water stains typically present themselves as yellow rings on your walls, ceiling, or floor. They are very unsightly and will spread over time. 

Rotting Wood

Certain types of wood are very vulnerable to moisture. If they are exposed to high levels of moisture for too long, they will begin to deteriorate and rot. This can be especially concerning if the wood is connected to the structural integrity of the home.

A Gross, Humid Odor

The smell of excess humidity or moisture in a home is not a pleasant one. This odor will have a musty smell or even the smell of old eggs mixed with wet dog. Either way, you don’t want it in your home! 

Swollen Drywall

In some cases, drywall will absorb the excess moisture around it. This will cause the drywall to bubble up and swell with water. Drywall is very fragile so you should act immediately if you discover your drywall has taken on moisture. Taking swift action can help prevent high water damage restoration costs in the future. 

Mold Growth

Not many things are as off-putting as mold in a home. Mold thrives where moisture is so the main places you can find mold are basements, attics, bathrooms, and kitchens. 

Poorly Maintained Attic/Basement

Believe it or not, an attic and/or basement in poor condition can also be an indicator of some problems in a property, since these are the rooms that are affected first. Visit these areas often and check for anything suspicious.

Damp Walls

When excess water builds up within walls, it can lead to a damp feeling on the outside of your walls. This can also happen if there are high humidity levels in your home and condensation builds up on the walls. Either way, this will lead to water damage and you shouldn’t allow it to continue if you want to avoid costly restoration

The Sound Of Dripping Or Leaking Water

Of course, if you hear water dripping around the house, there may be a leak. However, if that leak has been there for a long time, then you can almost bet that there is some water damage in the property.

Loose Caulking Around Your Pipes

Loose caulking is an inevitable problem. However, the process can be sped up if water gets into or seeps through the cracks. If your caulking is loose, make sure that you take the time to investigate this possibility. 

Rusty Metal Around The Home

It’s no secret that water makes metals rusty. That’s why, if you want to find out if there’s been water damage to a property, you should look at the metals in it; if they’re rusty, there’s a probability of water damage.

Don’t let water damage ruin your home! Give the water damage restoration experts at Rumsey Construction in Augusta a call today if you have any of the problems listed above.