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Detecting Water Damage In Your Home

water damage nassau countyThere are different types of water damage that may occur within your Nassau County home. All water damage is detrimental and can escalate and become worse if not taken care of correctly. There are many ways that water damage can occur in your home such as leaks in your kitchen, precipitation redirection issues, and discoloration in ceilings or bending in floors.

Imperceptible changes can cause long-lasting issues for your home. If you notice that your ceiling is slowly yellowing, it may be a sign of water damage. If your water pressure system seems less pressurized, you may be facing a continuous leak. Distortion and discoloration are common themes when it comes to water damage.

Water damage can be a huge concern when it comes to property loss or financial strain. The easiest way to ensure your home is not damaged in the long-term is to quickly recognize signs of water damage and report them to a trained restorative professional.

With three types of water come three types of water damage. Clean water comes from drinkable sources, and although it is not considered as harmful as the other water types, it can still cause irreparable damage. Greywater also causes water damage but is more harmful than clean water. When ingested, or inhaled after evaporation, it can cause harm from chemicals or other contaminants. The third type of water can cause death when touched or ingested. Blackwater is full of chemicals that are fatal and require absolute caution.

Most furniture or items can be restored by trained specialists when affected by clean or grey water damage. However, blackwater can cause irreversible deterioration. Furniture, furnaces, and pipes can also be affected by water damage. If you notice distortion of any wood, irregular softness in materials, or bending, the cause is most likely water. Furnaces can be affected by water damage during flooding or other seasonal weather complications. You can always choose to elevate your furnace to protect against such damage. Pipes with the tiniest of cracks can release hundreds of gallons of water in a single day, causing water damage issues within the walls of your home. Pipes that have burst may also be causing water damage.

The easiest way to detect water damage is to call a professional to scour your home. However, if you notice changes in color or textures, this may be a sign of water damage. Walls may bow or warp, and foundations may have a surface covered with a white, salty substance. Carpet may feel spongy or damp in cases of water damage.

As in the case of pipes, cracks throughout your home may be the reason for water damage. If your rain gutters aren’t working properly, water may escape from the roof to your foundation, and find its way through cracks in your basement.

Another easy way to spot water damage is to pay attention if you smell strong unusual odors. You will get the distinct smell of mold or mildew when moisture or water damage is present.

If you do find that your home contains any of these signs, immediately call a professional restoration service like Ace Restoration to come to your aid. Ensure that your property is not further damaged by trusting a trained specialist!