As sturdy as your house may be, it actually takes on a lot you may not know about. Home water damage strikes at any time and, depending on the location, you may not know about it until it’s too late. For many people, it’s hard to tell whether water damage is new or old. At Ram Restoration, we are Dayton and its surrounding areas water damage experts. We will work with you to determine how long ago the water damage started and restore the area.
Know Your Home’s History
Has your home had water damage before? Depending on the design of your home, you may be prone to water damage. If you’ve had water damage before, you’ll need to be more diligent in working to prevent it for returning in the future. It’s important you know what water damage looks like so you can monitor other spots in your home and take preventative measures to avoid future water damage. It’s especially important to remain vigilant during periods of high rains to make sure water is moved away from your home via gutters and drain spouts. Getting water away from your home helps minimize the likelihood of water damage.
Test the Texture of the Spot
You can tell the age of water damage depending on the texture of the spot. Water damage that just started feels harder and firmer. Older water damage feels mushy and soft. Regardless of whether the water damage is old or new, you’ll need to get it treated sooner rather than later. Turn to Ram Restoration, the water damage experts in Dayton, Ohio. We work with you from start to finish to get your home back to its pre-damaged condition.
Look for Mold Growth
Another way you can tell if the water damage in your home is old or new is with mold growth. Mold begins to grow within 24 to 48 hours after exposure to water. If a small patch of mold appears or no mold is present, the water damage is newer. If mold is present in larger patches, the water damage is older. Regardless of the amount of mold, the water damage needs treated. We’ll work with you from start to finish to restore your home.
Look for Different Colors
An easy way to tell if there’s water damage in your home is to look for different colored patches where you suspect water damage. If there’s a different color than the originally painted color, it’s a sign you have water damage. The more intense the color differential, the longer you’ve had water damage in your home.
Home water damage isn’t a good thing. If you caught the water damage early, the damage may be minimized. But even if the damage is caught at a later stage, we can still help. At Ram Restoration, we are Dayton’s water damage restoration experts. If you suspect your home has water damage, give us a call to start the restoration process now.