Water usage is essential in our daily lives. However, water damage can be destructive and cause health issues.
Water damage can be caused by leaks, pipe bursts, or extreme weather conditions. This video focuses on signs to watch out for water damage.
Signs of Water Damage:
- Efflorescence: Efflorescence is calcium or salt deposits left behind by water on your walls and floors. It is white or gray in color. If there is a presence of efflorescence, the surrounding areas need to be checked for water leakage.
- Growth of Mold: Mold and other biological growth on walls and floors indicate the presence of moisture. It is a major sign of high levels of moisture and needs to be addressed immediately. Extensive areas of mold will need to be removed by professionals.
- Cracks in the Foundation: Horizontal cracks in the basement walls indicate the presence of moisture. There can also be rust stains from the cracks, caused by water that has leaked.
If there are signs of water damage, hire a reputable water damage restoration company to assess and address the issue sooner rather than later.