When water wreaks havoc in your home, a million questions run through your mind. To alleviate some of the stress, be aware of the signs that indicate your home is at risk. Knowing what to look for in and around your home is extremely important.
Signs of water damage include:
- Increased Water Bill
- Water accumulation
- Discoloration – an area on the wall may look as if it was once wet and is now dry with a yellow, brown, or copper hue.
- Rust around pipes
- Changes in feel and texture of your flooring (warping, buckling, Sagging/Sinking, Expansion)
- Musty odor
- Cupping of the wood floors
- Peeling/Bubbling Paint
- Mold spore Buildup and bacteria
Whether you’re walking in water or have a small leak, it is best to contact a water damage professional to help assess the situation and make sure more damage or water pockets aren’t hiding behind walls or under your feet. Removing the water is a priority. Then remove damaged items, wet rugs, etc. and utilize wet vacs, fans, and dehumidifiers to dry out the affected areas.
Once the water is removed and the affected area is dry, you could be at risk for mold. You or a professional should make sure your home is not only dry, but sanitized.
Finally, restoration is the process of returning your home to its pre-water damage condition. Take a look at your dry wall, paint, and flooring in need of repairs.
The chaos of a home damaged by water can take its toll. Once your back on your feet, make your house feel like a home again by putting the pieces back together and repairing damaged floors when needed. Your beautiful home deserves beautiful floors, and the experts at Eastman’s Carpet and Flooring have a show room full of flooring options to get you back in business.