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What happens when water seeps into the walls of your house?

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

House flooded by water damage What happens when water seeps into the walls of your house?

Water can cause a number of issues in your home, especially when it is able to get into the walls of your home or business, so it’s best to make sure this doesn’t happen.  However, what if a big storm damages your roof or what if you have a water leak behind the walls and your walls suffer from major water damage?  Water damage isn’t always so obvious. It’s safe to assume there’s more wall water damage than you can see on the outside.

Wall water damage can come from outside sources, such as a storm, or from inside sources, such as a burst water pipe. If left unaddressed, any water damage can cause structural issues to your drywall and lead to mold. When water gets into the walls, you will be able to notice a few different signs, such as:

  1. There is a musty odor in a specific spot of the room.
  2. You start to notice there is mold growing on the baseboards and on the walls.
  3. There is some staining on the wall or the wallpaper.
  4. There is paint or wallpaper that tends to peel or bubble.
  5. The walls start to get warped.
  6. The floors and ceilings start to buckle.

Having water intrusion in the walls is going to slowly start to damage all the materials within the wall.

With the help of water damage professionals, wall water damage doesn’t have to become a larger issue. Addressing water emergencies can save you time and money and provide your family with a safe place to call home.

If you are a business or homeowner, any kind of water damage in your walls needs to be remedied quickly. A call to SERVPRO will help you get water damage repaired and the walls of your business or home completely restored.

Whatever size the water damage is to your business or home, however extensive it might be, SERVPRO has the experience and equipment to deal with it.

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