Where to Spot Water Damage Lurking Inside Your Home | SERVPRO® of Westfield
Water damage has numerous harmful features, such as the capacity to rapidly grow and cause substantial losses. Aside from these bothersome traits, water damage has a habit of remaining concealed until it manifests itself in the form of mold, leaks and serious damage.
Recognizing where hidden water damage most commonly occurs will help you catch these sneaky concerns before they get any worse. To keep water at bay, there are a few important spots in your home you should monitor to ensure damage hasn’t found a hiding spot.
Pay attention to these important areas to avoid a sneaky water emergency:
Your roof. When’s the last time you traveled up to your Westfield roof to check for damage? If you haven’t climbed up there in a while, you might have a hidden water problem on your hands.
Water damage can also develop extremely slowly over time on your roof, so you might notice a little leak and dismiss it only for it to develop into a significant problem when the hidden leak is left unattended.
Your attic may potentially sustain water damage that originates on the roof, resulting in another unseen hazard. Sneaky leaks and an increase in moisture make your dark and dim attic a hotspot for mold growth!
In your bathroom. Water damage, especially the stealthy sort, is almost always found in the bathroom. The bathroom fixtures we use can quickly malfunction and create water concerns that can be hard to spot.
A slow drain, a leaky faucet and water puddles are all indicators of water damage in your sink. Your bathtub and toilet could present similar issues, with water spots accumulating at the base and an excess of bathroom moisture.
Bathroom water damage isn’t usually obvious right away, so you’ll have to do some digging to make sure everything is in working order. Remember to check your plumbing as well and schedule repairs as soon as they are needed
Other appliances. Household appliances are meant to make life easier, but when they malfunction, they might end up hiding a major water emergency. Water can hide deep beneath these massive machines, keeping signs of damage hidden.
While inspecting your appliances for damage, move them away from the wall to get a better look.
It can be beneficial to perform a brief check for hidden damage before using your appliances. It can also help to replace your old appliances as soon as you can so you can avoid a future water disaster.
Dealing with a water emergency? Our SERVPRO specialists can be on the scene of the disaster ASAP to restore your water-damaged home!