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What Are Signs a Chicago Home Needs Water Damage Restoration?

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

a bucket in a living room catching water falling from the ceiling Regardless whether the water leak is visible or hidden behind walls, team SERVPRO can help. Call us 24/7 for your water damage emergency.

SERVPRO Techs Have Extensive Training For Handling Chicago Water Cleanup

Right now, a Chicago home has a water leak that is not getting taken care of and progressively causing more damage to the house. Slow leaks can do massive amounts of damage when they are behind a large appliance or wall until the signs of a problem become noticeable.

SERVPRO puts together the top ways to know when a Chicago home needs water damage restoration services. Here are some of the early warning signs that there is a moisture problem within the structure: 

  • Musty odor
  • Visible water spots or stains on walls or floors
  • Paint bubbles
  • Presence of mold colonies
  • Loose tiles
  • Buckled wood floorboards

Musty odors are one of the ways many homeowners discover they have an excess moisture issue in their homes. As excess moisture wicks into sheetrock or migrates under flooring, a distinctive odor is present.

Visible signs of water damage in a home are many. Stains appearing on walls or ceilings can show where problem areas are within the structure. Also, there may be missing floor tiles that delaminated due to moisture or signs of a mold infestation. SERVPRO technicians have the training and equipment to easily handle all these scenarios that can occur during a mitigation service. As sheetrock collects moisture, it begins to buckle and warp; this level of damage normally requires removal.

Another sign of water damage that shows on walls and ceilings is known as a paint bubble. While these side effects of water damage are another visual sign but are less common. As water collects within the walls, the paint will stretch and bubble outward.

SERVPRO of West Loop / Bucktown / Greektown at (773) 434-9100 brings professional water damage restoration to Chicago properties and is available 24/7.

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