If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see any water damage as it forms. However, not everyone is that lucky. Sometimes, the water damage builds up in hard to see places. Hidden water damage is sometimes more dangerous than visible water damage simply because you can’t see it, leaving the water damage is grow more and more over time. Whether your water damage is visible or hidden, let Ram Restoration help restore your home to its pre-loss condition. Below, we’ll go over some signs of hidden water damage in your home.
Do you smell something funky in your home and can’t quite put your finger on it? Unexplained, unpleasant odors may mean there’s water pooling in areas it shouldn’t be. Just like mold, water damage will give off a musty or damp smell. If you smell that in your home, it’s a sign you need a restoration team out to your home. Now is not the time to wait around. The faster you act, the less likely mold will grow. Of course, if the water damage is old, mold will have started growing, meaning you’ll need to treat the water damage and the mold.
Visible Mold Growth
If the leak that caused water damage occurred a while ago, you’ll likely have mold growing. The amount of mold depends on how long it was exposed to water. Mold growth starts about 24 to 48 hours after exposure to water. Depending on the amount of mold present, you may treat it on it your own. However, if there’s extensive mold damage, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. At Ram Restoration, we handle both mold and water damage claims in residential and commercial businesses.
Peeling Paint or Wallpaper
Have you noticed the paint on your walls peeling and you can’t figure out why? Or, if your walls are wallpapered, has the wallpaper started to bubble out? Both are signs that water is pooling behind your walls. As soon as you realize this happening, you need to contact a water restoration specialist. You don’t want any mold to grow more than it already might have. At Ram Restoration, we work to prevent further water damage while matching your paint color as closely as possible if you don’t have any on hand.
Finally, spots of discoloration on your ceilings and walls mean there’s a leak happening on the inside of your walls or ceiling. Typically, the spots are brown, but depending on the color of your walls or ceilings, they may appear as different colors. Regardless of the color, you need to remove the water as soon as you notice it or risk mold growth.
The optimal type of water damage is no water damage at all. However, sometimes accidents happen. Whether you’re looking for relief from visible or hidden water damage, to the restoration specialists at Ram Restoration. We work with your family from start to finish to restore your home. If you’ve suffered from hidden water damage in your home, contact the professionals at Ram Restoration now.