How To Find Hidden Water Damage in Your Home
Where to Spot Signs of Water Damage
When you spot the leak, what can you do to stop it from causing water damage? It can take you only a few minutes to check for hidden water damage. Checking your sink, walls, and pipes for leaks can prevent hidden water damage. If you do spot water damage, call Pride Cleaning & Restoration right away at (314) 668-1223!
Check the Sink for Water Leaks
A common area for water leaks is under the sink. It’s common to see water spots under the sink, but it’s not normal. Checking under the sink on a regular basis for standing water, water stains, or condensation is smart. It also helps to keep the area under your sink organized so you are able to spot hidden water damage.
To check for water leaks in your pipes and seals, run water down the drain. Never ignore small or slow leaks under the sink, these leaks can lead to bigger problems. These leaks will not fix themselves and may get worse.
Check Walls for Hidden Water Damage
Another place hidden water damage can be is in your walls. The pipes hidden in your home’s walls may have small leaks. These leaks are difficult to detect and over time this water damage will make itself known through staining or soft spots in the drywall.
The slightest prevention can help water from entering your home. Be sure to caulk around the bathtub and repair broken tiles or damaged grout. If you do have wet drywall, be sure it’s properly dried or replace it to prevent mold growth.
Mold & Mildew Growth
For mold growth to occur in St. Louis area homes, water leaks need to be present. Visible mold growth or a musty smell can be an indicator of water damage. Unexplained mold growth should never go ignored. Even a musty odor should be taken care of because this can also be an indicator of mold growth.
If you do suspect a water leak but cannot find the source, checking your water meter can help confirm a loss of water. To get more information, contact your water utility company on how you can check and test your system.
Water Damage Restoration in the Metro St. Louis area
Price Cleaning & Restoration provides water and mold damage remediation in the Metro St. Louis area. From small leaks that cause hidden water damage over time to a water damage emergency, you can trust the professionals at Pride to respond quickly and professionally.
Contact Pride Cleaning & Restoration today at (314) 668-1223 to get help with your home!