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What Are The Signs of Indoor Water Damage?

What Are The Signs of Indoor Water Damage?

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Indoor water damage must be remedied as soon as possible due to the serious health implications it poses. There are a few ways that you can detect water damage in your home, and if you do you should call your water damage restoration service right away. Read on to learn about the common signs of indoor water damage.


One of the most observable signs of indoor water damage is a stain. If you notice a stain on a wall or ceiling, particularly in your bathroom or kitchen, you may be dealing with water damage. Call a water damage restoration service as soon as you notice any unexplained stains in your home. Water damage, like unmaintained chimneys, can lead to indoor air pollution. The resulting mold from water damage may cause severe health concerns and should be remedied immediately.


Not all signs of indoor water damage are visible; sometimes you must rely on your sense of smell to determine the presence of indoor water damage. The scent of mildew or mold may indicate the existence of water damage that is otherwise undetectable. This is often the case when water damage exists behind walls. A musty smell does not necessarily suggest water damage; the scent of mold and mildew goes beyond that of must.


In certain cases, you may not be able to see or smell indoor water damage. Just because you cannot see it or smell it, however, does not mean it cannot be harmful. In the event that you think there may be a leak in your ceiling but are otherwise unable to tell, turn off all of your appliances in your house during a rainstorm. Quietly walk around your house and keep an ear out for the sound of a leak in the roof.

Although certain procedures like chimney sweeps and air duct cleanings can be performed just once every year or so to prevent indoor air pollution, indoor water damage must be alleviated immediately. Look for stains on your walls or ceilings, the smell of mold or mildew, or the sound of a leak in your roof.

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