Signs of Water Damage
It doesn’t take much water to damage your home. Mostly seems innocent, the power of water is usually underestimated in its potential to do damage. A clogged drain, a crack in your water proofed decking, a nail head popping up and even a small bubble can, over time, cause extensive damage. Generally, water leaks and decking malfunctions leave warning signs, you need to be aware of in order to treat water damage in the most efficient way,prevetion!. The following is a list of the common water signs that can help you identify water damage and fix it before it becomes a disaster.
An indicator for water damage in drywall is if it is soft and breaks down. You may also identify water damaged drywall when it is discolored /yellowish and slightly swollen. Metal turns to rust when water has damaged it. These indicators are usually found in the same areas as the water stains Under water proof decks
Standing water or puddling will make some materials get softer because they are not made to withstand water. Brick, Stucco, and wood are porous they get soft and break down over time. This process does not happen overnight but when exposed for long periods of time the standing water will damage your property and create bad mold issues.
It often appears grayish and covers surfaces in long sheets of mold. But sometimes the wood will simply look dark and decayed. In this case, it’s important to determine if its fungus or pests causing the damage. Sometimes it could be a combination of both since dry rot can attract termites and other wood-eating insects. But often the main problem with dry rotting waterproofed decks is that you cannot see all the damage because you have a small leak in your deck and it is destroying the wood below.
Visible leakage is the most obvious way to tell you have water damage, if it