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5 Signs You May Have Hidden Water Damage In Your Home

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Water damage is a common problem for homeowners, and if you have it in your home, you should not wait to get it taken care of. Water damage can lead to ruined drywall, mold growth, structural damage, and electrical issues. Here are five signs that you might have water damage somewhere in your home and should contact a water damage restoration company.

Higher Water Bill

This one may be a little surprising, but if you notice your water bill has gone up in recent months, it could be a sign that you have water damage. It could be that a leaky pipe is constantly dripping water or an appliance that is malfunctioning and using more water than it is supposed to. If you notice a significant rise in your water bill, you may want to search for hidden water damage.

Bubbling, Cracked, Or Peeling Paint

If water leaks from your ceiling or behind your walls, you may notice damage to your paint. Water that has leaked in might form what looks like bubbles in the paint as they create small pockets of water. You may also notice that paint in a certain area has developed spider web-like cracks due to moisture trapped behind it. It is also possible that paint will begin to peel off your wall. These are all signs that trapped water inside your wall needs professional attention.

Discoloration

Do you notice rings that look like rust forming on your walls or ceiling? These rings are another sign that you could have water damage where you cannot see it. It often weakens the paint or wallpaper you have and can cause discoloration in an area. If you notice this, the damage must be addressed before painting over it. Otherwise, the new paint will become damaged as well. Whatever is causing the water damage to leak in must again be dried completely and repaired to prevent the damage from returning or worsening.

Curly Floorboards

Water damage also frequently occurs under your floor. If you notice your floorboards or tiles disconnecting from one another, this is a sign of water damage. Floorboards that unstick from the ground and wall and begin to curl inward are also a sign of water damage. If your floors or tiles are losing their adhesiveness, you may want to check for water damage underneath them. Water damage restoration specialists can test humidity levels and help you identify any water damage.

Musty Odors

If you notice a musty odor in areas of your home, you might have mold. Along with water damage comes mold. You may notice mold springing up in visible places, but mold often forms in dark unseen areas. If you find mold, you should contact a water damage restoration company immediately so they can safely remove and dispose of the mold. 

If you notice any signs of water damage in your Henderson home, call ERX Emergency Restoration to take care of your water damage restoration needs so you can have peace of mind that your home is safe and dry.

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