Most people don’t associate Arizona with water damage, but damage to your home can occur for a lot of reasons, not just from flooding. In fact, a lot of water damage occurs slowly over time from very small amounts of water. And water damage can be very serious, not only damaging your property but also leading to dangerous mold growth. To help prevent small water damage from becoming a bigger problem, you have to be able to spot the signs. Here are some of the most common — and not so common — signs of water damage.
A wet spot
If you find a wet spot on floors, ceilings or walls, it’s a telltale sign that you have a water problem that is causing damage. A spot on the ceiling could be from a roof leaking but it also could be from a pipe leak. The same goes for spots on walls. If you find wet spots on flooring, it also could be from a pipe leak or it could be from a hidden water source under your home. If you see water spots anywhere in your home, you need to have a professional inspect the area and find the problem so it can get fixed right away.
Sometimes, water damage is not as obvious. A small leak might not be enough to cause a wet spot, but as the moisture dries, it is likely to leave a discolored spot. If you find such discoloration on drywall or wallpaper, you should get it checked out right away. If you see green or black discoloration on walls or ceilings, it’s a strong sign that your water problem has led to mold growth, and you need to get it taken care of right away.
Some condensation on the walls in your bathroom after you take a shower is common and usually doesn’t cause a problem. But if you find moisture elsewhere, it’s a sign that you have a water problem. There could be too much humidity in your home or you could have a hidden leak somewhere, and you should definitely investigate the cause.
If you think you have a water problem and need an inspection done, or if you need remediation for water damage, call Rocky Mountain Restoration. We can take care of your water problem any time of the day or night.
If you think you have Water Damage or Mold call our Arizona Water Damage Experts for a Free Estimate and inspection to make sure you are free and clear.