Water damage can lead to expensive repairs and unfortunately it is not uncommon. When you get water damage in your home, you’ll need to call a water damage restoration company. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about water damage.
Let’s start with what water damage is. Water damage is an intrusion of water in your home (small or large) that could affect your building materials and potentially cause secondary damage if not taken care of correctly.
There are many causes of water damage. It can be caused by supply lines leaking behind the wall, toilets or sinks overflowing, roof damage allowing outside water in, hurricanes that cause flooding in your home, or even frozen pipes if you live in a colder climate.
Now you may be wondering what are the common signs of water damage. Some signs you can look for are water stains, musty odors in carpets or the insulation in the attic, warping in building materials, or caulking in the molding or ceiling cracking. When you notice these signs, you’ll need the area opened IP to make sure your home is safe and nothing is festering inside building materials like insulation.
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