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Water Damage Telltale Signs

2/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Telltale Signs SERVPRO Suggest to Be Diligent with Any Sign of a Water Leak

SERVPRO Can Help with Your Lakeland Water Damaged Home

Water damage quite frequently will originate in an area of the home that contains plumbing and significant water usage--the bathroom. This room is designed to withstand the rigors of water being present on a daily basis. However, broken or chipped tile, cracked grout, and even shrinkage between the floor and the base of the tub can allow moisture to enter into areas that were sealed to prevent this from transpiring. There are various signs that water damage is occurring. SERVPRO suggests that you be on the lookout for these telltale indicators of possible water damage to your Lakeland home.

Your Floor Feels Spongier or Softer
When your floor feels different from the norm, this can be a sign that water has affected the sheathing or supporting joists. If your tub, shower, or toilet areas are losing stability, water wicking into materials could be the culprit. Inspect for any slow leaks.

Your Bathroom Walls are No Longer Straight and Flat
When moisture is present over time, structures tend to increase in length on one side more than they do on the other because of uneven drying. This warping appearance is a clear result of water leakage or excessive buildup of moisture and humidity. Also, these contained, dark wall voids become breeding grounds for mold which can lead to unwanted health effects. Call in SERVPRO to inspect for mold growth, and remediate any issues.

Visible Discoloration of the Walls and Ceiling is Present
Your property has reached the stage where mold and mildew have worked their way into the cardboard backing of the wall itself. The source of moisture must be eliminated, and since drywall is a porous material, it may have to be replaced. When fungi are present, not only is it necessary to stop the water from absorbing into the wall, but dehumidifiers and air scrubbers are temporarily installed to dry out the infested areas.

Repairs are Needed from an Experienced and Qualified Company
It is important to select a water damage restoration company that has experience, local references, and availability. Our trained technicians can readily remove water through the use of pumps, wet vacs, air movers and dehumidifiers. Then the IICRC-certified crew can begin the cleaning, and repairing of water damaged personal items, furnishings, and building materials. Water removal is not enough. We strive to clean and repair, and not replace, water damaged elements. This will save you money and also lessen the time of inconvenience.

SERVPRO Professionals receive on-going training to ensure that the best equipment, cleaning products, and techniques are utilized to restore your Lakeland water damaged home back to its pre-loss condition “Like it never even happened."

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