Warning Signs of Water Damage

With all the rain that the summertime brings, it is important for you to confirm that the structural integrity of your home isn’t at risk. “What’s a little wetness?” you might be asking yourself. While it is true that the occasional shower won’t usually put your home at risk, what about repeated showers, or storms of greater intensity? Waterproofing a home is often overlooked until some sort of damage has already been done to the building. When it comes to waterproofing, it is important to be proactive. Being ready and responsive to any threats of water damage will keep you and your family safe, and save you money in the long run.

Some of the signs of water damage to look out for include:

Mold
If you find mold in your home, you should immediately prioritize its removal. Mold thrives in damp environments, and if you find any in your home, it’s a strong indication that there has been some water damage. Mold is extremely dangerous to inhale and can cause a variety of health issues. If you find mold anywhere in your home, you should contact a professional waterproofing service immediately.

Odor
Mold, mildew, and other contaminants as a result of water damage give off a strong, unique odor. If you smell something in your basement or other part of your home that you think is out of place, it is a high possibility that water damage is to blame. Call a waterproofing professional to take care of the issue right away.

Cracks in Walls and Floors
Cracks are a huge culprit when it comes to water damage. Even if you don’t see any signs of water damage around a crack in your wall or floor, you should get them fixed as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more expensive the fix will be later on. A professional waterproofing service can help you stay proactive and protect your home.

Wet Patches on the Wall or Floor
This warning sign is fairly obvious, but important nonetheless. If you find a stain on a wall, floor, or ceiling that isn’t wet to the touch, it means that there is a leak in your home, and that leak will most likely happen again. These stains can lead to a variety of other waterproofing issues, and it is important to get things fixed before they have an opportunity to get worse.

For any of these or any other issues, NV Waterproofing can rectify any water damage that has affected your house, and make sure you and your loved ones are living in a safe, healthy environment. If you have any questions regarding any of our waterproofing services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today!