How to Spot Water Damage in Your Walls

You might think water damage in your home would be obvious. Sometimes it is, but other times it can be a little while before you start to notice a problem. If you suspect that water has infiltrated your home, here are some tips to help you deduce whether or not it is a cause for concern. Of course, your local Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis is available as soon as you need us.

What to Look For

When it comes to water damage on walls and ceilings, generally it will present itself in the form of texture, discoloration, and perhaps odor, depending on how long it is there. According to the experts at Resolve, the discoloration on your walls may start to take on a yellow, brown, or even copper color. The affected wall or ceiling might also bubble or warp from ongoing damage. If the damaged area is accompanied by an odor, it’s likely that mold is present. Water damage often leads to growing mold that will only become worse if proper mold remediation techniques are not followed.

Causes of Water Damage

Most of the time, the source of water damage is internal. It could be the result of a leaking or burst pipe behind your walls or in the ceiling. You’ll also want to consider your water heater or a slab leak. It is important to act as soon as possible before you have a more extensive, costly water damage restoration process on your hands.

Why Water Damage Restoration is Necessary

Water damage left unresolved will result in more ruined drywall and, most dangerously, mold. Mold is something you do not want to have in your home for any span of time; high levels of mold are detrimental to your air quality, and long-term exposure can have adverse effects on your family’s health.During our water damage restoration process, we will assess the damage, dry all wet areas, remove any affected carpeting or flooring, and dehumidify. If the damage has already caused mold growth, we will employ mold remediation techniques.

Call Us Today

Water damage is certainly not something you want to sit on for any length of time, as it will only result in more damage and higher repair costs. If your home has experienced water damage, call Restoration 1 of Greater Minneapolis today at 612-200-2302 or request service online.

About The Author

David Tynes is the general manager of Restoration of Greater Minneapolis. David has years of experience in home and commercial restoration, and he is certified as a restoration professional by the IICRC.