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What Water Damage Can Do to Your Edgewater Home

10/19/2015 (Permalink)

Find and Stop the Drip Quick

Call SERVPRO for Your Water Damage Restoration in Edgewater

In general, water damage in your Edgewater home does not occur as you are standing by watching it unfold before your very eyes. It is important that you be able to recognize the signs that lead up to the result-- water damage. Doing so will empower you to take the course of action necessary to resolve the issue. With that idea in mind, consider whether any of these three signs of water damage are present on your property:

Mold And Mildew

Typically, mold and mildew do not begin to flourish unless one critical element is present: moisture. In every home, there are plenty of food sources for mold to proliferate. Cellulose from wood studs, stairways, scissor trusses between floors, and the list goes on and on. In the event that you see or smell that well known musty odor of mold or mildew in your crawl space or basement, this is typically an indication that there is excess water somewhere on your property. It is time to find the source of the water. Addressing the water leakage immediately is important because mold can cause both structural property damage and health complications.

Moist Walls

Another sign of water damage that you should be cognizant of is moist walls. If you find that your crawl space walls or wet concrete basement never seem to get dry and have a feeling of dampness, this is typically a sign that water from the outdoor soil has begun penetrating the concrete. In some cases, rainwater can move towards your foundation as opposed to away from it. There are several factors that can give rise to this problem, including a buried water supply line that has a slow leak or improper landscape grading.

Rust And Mineral Stains

In some cases, water that infiltrates a crawl space or wicks up the side of a supporting concrete block exterior wall may have dark streaks or stains. This staining results from the water's mineral content, usually iron. Also, note that metal fittings and rusted pipes in your home can be an indication of water leakage at a slow enough rate that it is not readily noticed. Unexposed high moisture content, especially in porous material like drywall, is the perfect medium for mold growth.

Getting Professional Help

Whenever you note any of the signs above of water damage in your Edgewater home, you should take immediate action. Failure to address the issue quickly and correctly can result in excessive structural damage that entails financial and emotional stress. We suggest you call a company like SERVPRO. We can offer:

IICRC-certified technicians, clean, repair and restore personal items
• Fast response, water removal and repair of intrusion source
• Excellent customer service, documentation for the restoration
• Reasonable rates, we will work with your insurance company
• Positive online reviews

Call The Professionals Of SERVPRO Today

If you find yourself in need of a water damage restoration service for your Edgewater home, you should set your sights on the professionals of SERVPRO. We will reinstate your home to a safe and clean condition. Like it never even happened.

Locally Owned and Operated

We are proud to be an active member of this Edgewater community. SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Edgewater residents with any-sized flood and water emergencies. Call us and we will be right out. (386) 423-1111.

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