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Signs That Indicate Water Damage

Do you suspect that your home might have a water leak? Water incursions may be minor, but they can lead to major problems over time. Even just a little leak can cause big repair issues, and lead to major health impacts, including the growth of black mold. Below, you’ll find a few of the most important signs to look for that might indicate you have water damage in your home.

Signs of Water Damage

  • Dark Stains: Check the ceiling, crown molding and walls for dark stains. In almost all instances, these are due to roof leaks. However, chances are good that the leak is not right above the stain, as water can penetrate the roof, and then run along the underside for a long distance before finally dripping on another surface.
  • Bubbling: If you notice paint on the walls beginning to bubble up, then there is moisture locked behind it. The bubbles are signs of the moisture trying to escape, and pushing the paint outward in the process.
  • Warping: Have you noticed that the ceiling, wall or floor of your home is beginning to warp a bit? This can be difficult to notice with carpeting, but it shows up well with hardwood and vinyl and is a sign that water is causing damage.

What to Do If You Have Water Damage

Water leaks won't go away on their own - in fact, they will only become worse and more destructive with time. The longer you wait, the more you risk serious damage to your walls, floors, belongings, and even the structural integrity of your home or commercial facility. Not only can this be expensive, but it can also lead to mold growth which can be dangerous to your health. At the first sign of a potential leak, you should contact a licensed, highly-rated water damage restoration company for remediation services. After an initial assessment, they can provide the help you need to get your property back to normal. At FP Restoration, our full-service water damage team offers water removal, dehumidification, leak detection, structural drying, and more. We take pride in our fast response times and can get to you within 30 minutes of your call.

These are just a few signs of water damage within your home. If you’re unsure of what to do next, or whether you actually have a water leak, get in touch with FP Property Restoration. Call us today at (888) 408-2335 to schedule a free assessment.