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10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Spotting the Potential Signs of Basement Water Damage in Rochester

When it comes to home maintenance, something that many homeowners want to avoid is dealing with water intrusion in their basement. However, there are times when leaks may go undetected. Whenever there is a hidden leak, it can bring on a great deal of severe damage to your property that might be irreversible if it is not caught soon enough. Instead of trying to tackle water damage on your own, working with the professionals at SERVPRO can help you to get results.

Even though the initial signs basement water damage in Rochester might be very subtle, SERVPRO has compiled a list of some of the little things to look for that may save you a significant dollar amount in repairs.

Floor or Foundation Cracking

Any cracks in the basement floors, walls, or the foundation may be a sign that water has been adding pressure to the structure of your home. Although a hairline crack might be harmless, they can grow larger and become a cause for concern. Should you notice that the walls are ever becoming displaced or shifting, SERVPRO wants you to know that it is time to call for an assessment as soon as possible.

Paint Bubbling or Peeling

Never assume that bubbling or peeling paint in your basement is just part of the aging process. Seeing the paint starting to peel off may mean that water damage is beginning to deteriorate your foundation. When this symptom is present, be sure to look for spalling of the cement or any salt deposits that start to accumulate. The spalling or flaking of the cement and efflorescence happen whenever water is present, so this is another red flag to look out for.

Musty Smells

Whenever a basement has a musty odor that you cannot seem to remedy by adding ventilation or using a dehumidifier, a more significant problem might be lurking; an undetected leak that is about to unleash a substantial problem at the ground level of your home. The odor may also be the result of mold spores, with the help of moisture, germinating into fungal colonies. Another issue that SERVPRO can remedy.

Should you detect signs that basement water damage in your home is developing, please call our team at SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (603) 743-4301. We can come out at your earliest convenience to get started with an assessment. You can reach us seven days a week, 24 hours a day!

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