Signs Of House Water Damage What are those weird black spots in the corners of my walls? Why is my paint peeling? My water bill has been unusual the past few months why is that? And what in the world is this weird and somewhat musty smell? If youre asking yourself some or all of these questions youre probably seeing typical signs of water damage. Hold on no reason to panic. First well go over what exactly you should look for to verify you have water damage in your house and then what to do next. Stay tuned! In a Hurry? Here Are Quick Signs to Take and Inspect For: Increased water bills Mold Musty odors Uneven/warping floors Water sounds Peeling paint Wall stains and cracks Need further insight? Wonder what to do next? Great keep on reading! Water Damage Signs to Look Out For Lets cover each of the bulleted signs from the first paragraph in more detail. Increased water bills If your wallet is suffering due to increased water bills even if everything seems fine on the surface stay on high alert. Your wallet could take a much harder hit down the line if the leak keeps going at it for months (or years). Inspect for a leak if you have a suspicious water bill lately. Mold The most obvious visible sign of water damage is mold. If it exists in a property it poses a health risk to all family members including pets. One of the most dangerous mold species Black Mold (officially known as Stachybotrys chartarum) can go as far as to cause respiratory problems. The tricky thing about mold is that it can sometimes be hard to detect. Mold grows in dark and damp areas often lurking in the shadows. However if you have a lot of it it can be pretty hard to miss unless you dont check the room very often (like for example the basement). Furthermore mold is usually followed by a very unpleasant musty odor. If youve noticed that but you cant see mold perhaps you should do a little more digging or even hire a professional mold inspector to help you. But theres a catch Musty Odors Presence of musty and damp odor doesnt ALWAYS have to be a sign of mold only water damage. We dont need to describe how dampness smells stale and pungent exceptionally uncomfortable. Sniff around if youve noticed such a smell and try to find a leak. Be careful though inhaling too much of this smell can potentially cause you to feel dizzy and nauseous. Use your own judgment to tell if you can access the potentially hazardous area on your own. Uneven/warping floors In this case depending on the situation you may WANT the cause to be water damage instead of something else. That something else can happen to be foundation damage which at times can be extensive and very expensive to fix. In a nightmare scenario water damage occurred in your basement and has damaged the homes foundation potentially to the point of it being irreparable. Please note that this does not AT ALL have to be the case. Most of the time your hardwood floors simply warped due to a leak. Do further investigation please. Water sounds Weird dripping sounds that keep your children awake at night? No its not ghosts but theres still a reason for concern. Inspect for a leak if these sounds are persistent especially if some of the previously mentioned signs are also present. Peeling paint Peeling paint can be caused by multiple things but one of the most common perpetrators is water damage. To simplify paint doesnt get along with moisture and dampness and it starts flaking off due to the paints adhesion being weakened. If youve properly painted your walls and they were clean prior theres a good chance that your paint is peeling because of water damage. A good tip weve mentioned above for you to use if youre unsure is to look for all or multiple signs from this list not just one. You may be unsure if the peeling was caused by water damage but when combined with presence of mold and bad smells you do get a very clear answer in most cases. Wall stains and cracks Wall cracks can be caused simply because of the house settling and those pose a tiny annoyance inexpensive to fix. However wall cracks AND stains/discoloration can indicate a leak. The discoloration is typically light brown or beige. And that wraps it up! So what to do now? If youve identified water damage in your house just follow the next steps. How to Deal With Water Damage in Dallas TX Water damage doesnt necessarily always result in a disaster although its best to act quickly and not give it any chances! By promptly responding to the issue or hiring a professional who will promptly respond for you you can mitigate the damage and repair your property fully. However more severe cases will pose a bigger challenge one you definitely dont want to DIY. Call Big D Water Damage Restoration if you cant or dont want to deal with the damage yourself. Our professionals know exactly how to act and what equipment to use in each case. For a 5-star water damage restoration service in Dallas pick up the phone and call 1 (469) 750-3109. Big D Water Damage Restoration provides the following services: Water removal Basement damage restoration Sewage cleanup Flood damage restoration Fire damage restoration These articles also may be helpful to you! Water Damage Restoration Costs in Dallas TX How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take Is Water Damage Covered By Insurance The post Signs Of house Water Damage appeared first on Water Damage Restoration Dallas TX. via Water Damage Restoration Dallas TX