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Causes and Signs of Water Damage

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

White wall with white paint peeling off Peeling paint is one sign of water damage

Water damage can happen suddenly or over a period of time. If developing over a period of time, the condition will only worsen and continue to do more damage if not taken care of. It is good to know the most common causes and what to look out for. 

Causes of Water Damage

Here’s a list of the most common causes of water damage:

  • Extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and floods
  • Pipes that are frozen, have burst or are leaking 
  • Malfunctioning appliances, such as dishwashers or washing machines
  • Groundwater seepage through cracks in your foundation or walls
  • Roof damage, such as missing shingles or cracked flashing

Signs of Water Damage

The following list provides some of the telltale signs that you are dealing with water damage. Keep an eye out for these:

  • Peeling paint
  • Warping floors
  • Ceilings and walls that show discoloration or sagging
  • A strong musty smell
  • Water pooling up in puddles in your yard, especially after a rainstorm

If your home experiences water damage then call us at SERVPRO of Greensboro North at 336-379-1772 We are here for you 24/7 and 365.

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