5 Signs You Have Water Damage in Your Home
A lot of things can cause water damage. It is not fun to discover that you have water damage in your Connecticut home. But it is possible that you do not realize you have water damage because you do not know what to look for. Here are five signs that you have water damage in your home and might want to get it checked out and repaired as soon as possible.
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1. Cracking, peeling, and bubbling paint
Have you noticed that the paint on your walls is coming off recently? Water damage often occurs behind your walls, so you may not even realize that there is moisture on the surface. But over time, it will cause your paint to crack, often making it look like a spiderweb. It will also discolor the paint or make it peel. Sometimes it creates a pocket of water inside the paint which will look like bubbles on your wall or ceiling. If you notice any of these things happening, you likely have water damage on the wall under the paint and should get it taken care of immediately.
2. Musty odors
Where there is water damage, there is also likely mold and mildew forming and spreading. Mold and mildew often create a musty smell. The smells often happen in poorly ventilated areas of your home, such as bathroom cupboards, crawl spaces, and basements. If you notice musty, unappealing odors in different areas of your home, there is likely water damage somewhere nearby.
3. Warped floorboards
Usually, when water spills on the floor, you can simply wipe it up and be okay. However, if there has been more extensive water damage, it will often cause your floorboards to crack and separate from each other at the seams. The ends of the floorboards will also start to curl up from the floor. If you notice this happening to your floor, then you likely have water damage that is more serious than a small spill on the surface.
4. A higher water utility bill
You may notice that your water bill is higher than normal, and you do not know why. This is actually a sign that water is running somewhere in your home that you do not know about. Sometimes water damage is caused by something such as a broken pipe. As a result, water is constantly running and dripping from it. Search for anywhere in your home where water may be running or dripping, and you will probably find the cause of your more expensive bill, along with some water damage.
5. Visible mold
Mold does often come with a musty smell that you can identify, but you may also just notice dark spores popping up in some areas of your home. This is a sign that there may be water damage in the area, and you should get it checked out. Mold is very dangerous to your health, and you need to make sure that the mold is safely removed and whatever caused it is fixed as soon as possible.
If you notice any of these signs of water damage in your Trumbull home, you should contact a professional water damage repair specialist. Call PCS/PRS of Southern Connecticut for immediate help with your water damage needs. They are committed to making the water damage repair process organized and less stressful.