Signs of Hidden Water Damage in Calgary Homes
If you find a slow leak that has caused structural mold damage, call in a mold remediation specialist like Phoenix Restoration. Washing affected drywall, wood framing and other organic materials with bleach will not remediate the mold.
Signs of Hidden Water Damage in your home can be difficult to detect, especially in non-visible or low traffic areas of the home (such as the attic or basement). Hidden water damage can be devastating as it can compromise structural integrity and air quality by providing ideal conditions for mold growth. Inspecting your home for the tell-tale signs of Calgary water damage can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repair and/or remediation costs.
Increasing Water Bill – Are the utility bills going up without increased usage? This may be an indication of a hidden leak. Call a certified water restoration specialist and ask if they have moisture reading equipment that can detect if and where there is a water leak.
Increasing Condensation – Are you noticing increased condensation in the home without any apparent explanation? Look for moisture on the interior of your windows. Excessive condensation can cause damage to your walls, ceiling, floors and other materials in the home. Insulating pipes may stop or reduce condensation.
Use your Nose – Do you notice a moist or musty odor in the home that was not present before? This may be an indication of a hidden water leak, and more importantly of mold growth. Water damage in Calgary and mold growth go hand in hand – if you have had a leak that was not caught or properly dried out, there is a huge possibility for mold. Structural damage and health issues are major concerns home owners should be aware of when dealing with mold. If you find a slow leak that has caused structural mold damage, call in a mold remediation specialist like Phoenix Restoration. Washing affected drywall, wood framing and other organic materials with bleach will not remediate the mold – It is best to call in a professional mold removal company in Calgary. The team at Phoenix restoration has years of mold remediation experience.
Peeling, Cracking, Swelling– Have you noticed cracks or peeling of paint or wall paper? Maybe a water stain, characterized by a brownish color around the edges of the stain? Perhaps the baseboards or hardwood floor is swelling without any indication of standing water? These are all visual signs of water damage. The lesson here is obvious, standing water does not have to be present in order for water damage to occur. Slow leaks in pipes are a common cause of water damage in the home. If you suspect your home may be affected, it is best to call in a certified restoration specialist to diagnose the issue. Unattended water damage can cause major mold and structural issues – which will cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Insurance companies typically do not cover mold removal Calgary – as mold growth/formation is seen as negligence on the homeowner’s part. Catching the problem as early as possible will ensure a safe and healthy home and save you thousands of dollars in repair costs.
Listening for unusual sounds – You may notice a quiet dripping or an unusual running water noise off in the distance – especially at night when the home is silent. This may be cause for concern especially if you have not noticed any visual water damage signs. Call in a Phoenix Restoration water damage specialist to thoroughly check areas that may be inaccessible or hidden, such as behind drywall or in the attic. Professional Technicians have experience regarding common areas where water damage occurs and extensive knowledge of the plumbing system in your home. Technicians also carry moisture detecting equipment that can better diagnose where the water damage is originating from without being invasive.
Periodically check the following areas for signs of water damage:
Kitchen – Underneath dishwasher, fridge, cabinets, underneath sink
Bathroom – Around toilet, underneath sink, around bathtub/shower
Basement – Seals around windows, around water heater, signs of foundation cracks
Laundry Room – Around washing machine, hoses connected to washing machine
Air Conditioning Units / Central Air Conditioning – Check the wall and the floor below the unit
Attic – Check vents for proper air circulation (keeps humidity levels down in the home), Check for musty mold smell, wet or rotting sheathing or rafters, or any signs of leaking around attic appliances.
Think you may have water damage happening in your home? Give the team at Phoenix Restoration a call – we can help with water damage repair! Start with trust.
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Are you noticing increased condensation in the home without any apparent explanation? Look for moisture on the interior of your windows. Excessive condensation can cause damage to your walls, ceiling, floors and other materials in the home.
May 08, 2017