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Hidden Water Damage Can Cause Huge Household Issues | SERVPRO® of Houston County

5/9/2023 (Permalink)

blue bucket in the middle of the living area catching water falling from the ceiling Think you may have water damage in your home? Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Houston County to find the source.

Water damage may cause a slew of issues for homeowners, and the situation only worsens when you’re dealing with a concealed form of the damage. Water damage is notoriously difficult to detect, and you may not realize it’s causing havoc on your Warner Robins house until it’s too late.

Searching for hidden water damage is easy as long as you know where to look! Checking for signs of damage in several parts of your home can help ensure that sneaky water doesn't cause further problems.

Keep a close eye on these areas of your Bonaire home as you hunt for hidden water damage:

Your roof. Going up on the roof to inspect for damage is a duty that no homeowner enjoys, so it’s not unexpected that water might hide in this area.

Roof leaks develop gradually, so it’s easy to see a minor leak and dismiss it as no big deal until it grows into a severe problem and causes lasting damage.

Water damage that begins on the roof might flow down into your attic, presenting another unnoticed problem. Sneaky leaks and excessive moisture in conjunction with a murky and damp atmosphere leave your roof and attic vulnerable to pesky mold growth.

In your bathroom. It should come as no surprise that water damage loves to lurk in bathrooms. It’s common for water problems like leaks to go unnoticed in the bathroom because there are so many gadgets utilizing so much water.

Look for puddles beneath your sink and any leaks coming from your faucet. Similar problems will emerge around your toilet and bathtub including water accumulating at the bottom and an increase in bathroom humidity.

Although some bathroom problems may seem apparent, they might be difficult to identify without a routine check! Make sure to regularly examine your bathroom so you can stop water damage before it finds a hiding spot.

Other appliances. Your bathroom isn’t the only place you should keep an eye on; your appliances are equally adept at hiding severe water issues. You can find water hiding beneath or behind your appliances, where you can’t see.

When checking for sneaky damage, it’s helpful to move your appliances away from the wall so you can get a good, clear look.

It can also be beneficial to perform a brief inspection for hidden damage following each use of your devices. Don’t forget to retire your old appliances consistently so you can avoid ruining any issues that may lead to water damage.

Dealing with a water emergency? Our SERVPRO specialists can be on the scene of the disaster ASAP to restore your water-damaged home!

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