Top Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

Posted on September 21, 2021

One of the most unfortunate parts about water damage is that many homeowners don’t even realize they are facing an issue until it’s too late and has spread. Water can cause problems with your foundation, plumbing, electrical wiring, and insulation. And we’ve seen our fair share of rainy days here in North Haven, CT— especially recently.

So, you can trust the professionals here at Steamatic Restoration and Cleaning to guide you in everything you need to look out for if you suspect you have water damage.

Learn the Most Common Signs of Water Damage:

Musty or Damp Odor

This can be an indication that mold and mildew are growing in your home because of moisture. Mold and mildew cause allergies, weaken structures, and produce spores, triggering asthma attacks among those with sensitive respiratory systems.

Discoloration or Stains

Another sign of water damage in your home is if you notice dark patches or discoloration on the ceiling, which indicates an active leak above, or on your walls. These stains show that there has been some leakage in the past— a sign that could mean excessive damage has already occurred.

Water Under Pipes or Appliances

If you notice under your sink or appliances that puddles of water are forming or that there’s a lot more condensation than usual, you may have a leak on your hands. And where there’s a leak, water damage isn’t too far behind. Whether or not this fully developed into an issue is something you’ll have to call in some professionals to take a look at!

Seeing These Signs of Water Damage in Your Home? Call Us Today.

Whether it’s caused by a weather emergency or a plumbing malfunction, water intrusion causes damage quickly, often on contact. Quick response is vital to mitigate destructive results. Steamatic of Connecticut provides comprehensive water damage cleanup, from water extraction to environment stabilization. Get in touch with us today!