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Do You Have Hidden Water Damage?

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage is evident, it is easy to identify.  This could be inches of flooding in your basement, or water coming out of your office’s ceiling.  When you see things like this, you know that you need help.  But water damage can be harder to see in some cases.  And when water damage goes unnoticed and untreated, it can lead to larger and more expensive repairs.  Just using your senses, you may be able to identify a problem. Read through these situations so that you are better equipped to notice signs of water damage that can signal an issue. 

If you SEE strange coloring

Many materials that are common in homes and businesses can become discolored when exposed to prolonged contact with water.  When materials like drywall, ceiling tiles, or flooring become saturated, they tend to change colors.  For drywall or ceiling tiles, yellowing or darkening is common.  When hardwood floors become saturated, they will darken.  They may also tend to get misshapen.  If you see any of these signs, call a water remediation professional.

If you SMELL odors

We all know the smell.  Often described as “musty”, “stale”, or “mildewy”, these unpleasant odors are not only offensive to the nose, but can also be an indicator of water damage that we can’t see.  When materials in your home or business are exposed to water, mold can begin to grow.  The mold growth will almost always give off a foul scent, alerting us that there may be an issue. If you smell any of these signs, call a water remediation professional.

SERVPRO of Greenwich is available around the clock for homeowners and business owners who have any type of water damage.  We pride ourselves on our response time, experience, and professionalism.  If you have any water damage, big or small, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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