Water damage can happen fast. If it’s not managed in time, then it can quickly lead to expensive repairs, mold growth, and it may even necessitate whole sections of reconstruction in your home. But, if you catch it early, you can limit the damage and stop mold from ever taking hold. So how do you catch water damage in time? By knowing the signs to look for!
Stay vigilant of water damage with these tips from Maven Restoration Group. We also offer emergency water removal for those instances where you don’t have to look for the signs; the signs are looking at you! Contact us today to request a quote if you have water damage.
Water often finds its way into your home after storm damage creates weaknesses in your home’s infrastructure. However, cracks in the foundation, ceiling, and roofing can also happen over time, so if you live in an older building, it’s extra important to be on the lookout for water spots on walls, ceilings, and floors. Water spots may appear as streaks of discoloration, dark spots, cracks, flakes, or peeling paint or wallpaper.
Depending on the size of the leak, it can be easy to overlook obvious signs such as little spills or the slight dripping sound of water. Often, water on the floor might be attributed to our regular activities or the presence of pets in the home. Or, if we hear dripping, it’s drowned out by other noises happening in the building or just attributed to an elusive drippy faucet. That’s why it’s important to take the time (and the quiet) to inspect your home for water.
Even if you don’t hear or see water, perhaps because it’s located in a deeper part of your home’s infrastructure, you can look at your water usage to determine whether or not there is an increase in water consumption. Look at previous years’ bills around the same time to contextualize your findings. If you’re newer to your building, you can compare with neighbors. If you’re concerned that utilities are rising without an obvious reason, contact a professional who can perform a deeper inspection for you.
Standing water is often easy to identify by its smell. If you’re noticing damp, musty, or moldy smells anywhere in your home, even if it’s located around a water source, you may have mold or mildew growth, which indicates water damage. In addition to water damage restoration, any mold removal should be handled by professionals because exposure can lead to a host of health problems.
Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Central Florida for more than 15 years.Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344