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Is Water Damage Hiding Inside Your Property?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damage is one of the most common property damage claims for insurance companies. Some water damages originate from a source that had gone unnoticed for an extended period of time and in turn resulted in significant, widespread secondary damages. Hidden leaks can be a momentous structural and health hazard due to the microbial growth that commonly associated.

So how can you identify these hidden issues? Keep an eye out for these following signs:

Excessive Levels of Humidity

The normal humidity percentage should be around 30-60% for indoor areas. If your home is experiencing higher than normal humidity readings, hidden water leaks could be the culprit. Too high of humidity and low levels of air circulation are the perfect breeding grounds for mold colonies, creating irreversible structural damage.

Discoloration or Warping of Cabinets, Walls and Ceilings

Stains or bubbling in drywall or cabinets can a noticeable sign of a current or former leak. The source could be from the roof, a faulty pipe, or an appliance. It is vital to pinpoint the origin of the leak and get it repaired as soon as possible.

Soggy or Warping Flooring

If you’ve began to notice your tile or wood flooring feel uneven or warped, you may have an ongoing active leak. If your carpeted flooring has suddenly become saturated with water, you may have an ongoing active leak. Moisture detection equipment will help our SERVPRO professionals chase the high levels of moisture to assist in determining where the water source is seeping from. Stopping the water leak must be the first priority to stop additional damage from occurring.

Once the source of the water damage is addressed, our SERVPRO professionals will map out the affected area and develop a plan of action unique to your property.

Do you believe your property is battling hidden water damage? Call SERVPRO of Santa Cruz TODAY to schedule a moisture inspection, (831) 457-1997! Our highly trained professionals are ready to help 24/7.

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