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If Your Have Water Damage Issues In Your Fort Myers Home, Call Our Experts For Help!

3/16/2019 (Permalink)

Call us 24/7, so we can help with leaks, spills, and floods at (941) 575-5910.

Hunting For Water Damage In Fort Myers

Knowing whether you have a water damage problem in your Fort Myers home may not always be a simple conclusion to make. While flooding and some types of leaks may become painfully obvious to you, other problems requiring the help of a restoration company like SERVPRO may not be apparent without further attention. Here are a few of the signs our inspectors will look for when locating water damage in your home. Find them on your own, and you can save us valuable time in identifying and addressing the problem.

Discoloration
Many things can cause discoloration, including other types of home damage, but you should specifically look for colors that closely match the hue of some nearby material. Most discoloration that results from water damage in your Fort Myers home appears as a circular patch or as a streak from top to bottom, but may sometimes appear in unusual shapes as well, such as when structural supports prevent water from flowing one way or another.

Sounds
Sounds such as drips and rushing water may be easily noticed indicators of a leaking or burst pipe behind a wall, but other sounds may indicate damage as well. Failing pipes can make a wide variety of noises, including some that defy common explanation. Many haunted houses are later found to house water leaks rather than ghosts!

Unusual Smells
The smell of water mixing with drywall, plywood, and other building materials may clue you into an otherwise unnoticeable leak in the building. If you do not know what these damages would smell like, just be on the lookout for any unusual smell areas, especially in combination with other warning signs. Some foul and musty odors may also be caused by mold growth, a common side effect of water damage.

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda can help your household deal with any water damage crisis you may face. Call us 24/7, so we can help with leaks, spills, and floods at (941) 575-5910.

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