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Finding Hidden Damage

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

A visible example of water damage coming through a ceiling. A visible example of water damage coming through a ceiling.

Finding Hidden Water Damage in Your Home or Business in Mobile, AL 

11/8/2021  (Permalink) 

Thinking about water damage, you may visualize a pipe bursting and spraying everywhere, but some damages are not always dramatic as that would be. Water damage occurring in your home or business is not always visible. Believe it or not, a lot of times the most costly and significant water damage situations are those that you are not even aware are happening… 

Slow dripping pipes underneath cabinets or walls, a hole in the roof allowing a leak into the attic, or a refrigerator along the wall can all cause extensive damage because they are not visible while occurring. If you cannot see the water slowly leaking, it can go on for extended periods of time before any damage becomes noticeable.  

Water damage that occurs in hidden spaces may go unnoticed for extended periods of time and lead to secondary damages such as mold growth. 

While we know it can be difficult to catch, we want to make sure you have the knowledge of how to prevent a minor problem from becoming a major one. If not located and mitigated in a timely manner, mold may begin to grow. Here are a few warning signs of concealed water leaks: 

  • Water accumulation in unusual locations. 
  • Discoloration of ceilings or walls. 
  • Changes in the texture in your flooring (warping, buckling, expansion or sinking). 
  • Strange odors may indicate growth due to the moisture problem. 

If you suspect a moisture issue at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Mobile County 

Our IICRC Certified Water Restoration Technicians have the skills and equipment to locate any moisture issues quickly and easily within your home or business. Listed below are commercial grade devices we use to detect moisture: 

It is our mission to help you in your time of need. We pride ourselves on our ability to get in and get out. "Like it never even happened." 

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