Symptoms of Water Damage

Dealing With Water Damage

Water damage can be devastating to the infrastructure of the home. More often than not, it can go unnoticed until it has done damage that can affect the flooring, walls, and even the foundation of the home. If you know what to look for, then you may be able to stop it before irreversible damage has occurred. If you’ve noticed signs of water damage and need restoration, repair, or a cleanup service in your Bristol home, American Foundation & Waterproofing can help. Our team has been working with homeowners affected by water damage for over 20 years. We will make sure that your problem is diagnosed and fixed permanently.

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Common Signs of Water Damage

Condesnation in basement window


Condensation is often a sign of water damage. Metal pipes, windows, HVAC units, and other areas around the house should never have condensation on them. If they do, then it is a sure sign that water is collecting somewhere in your home.

Wet concrete basement wall

Wet Walls & Efflorescence

Wet spots on your block concrete walls in your basement are very noticeable if they are in plain sight. If there isn’t a visible wet spot, then check for a white film on the wall. This white film is called efflorescence and is caused by water drying and leaving behind minerals that can stain the wall.

Peeling paint because of mold on drywall

Peeling Paint & Squishy Drywall

Have you noticed abnormal peeling paint in the basement or other parts of your home? If so, it may be a sign of moisture or water damage. If your drywall feels soft to the touch, this is a sign that the drywall material has been affected in some way by water damage.

Water leaking in basement corner

Floor Puddles & Wet Carpet

As we all know, floors and carpets should never be wet. If you notice that your floor is constantly wet, then you should have our Bristol water damage restoration team diagnose where water is seeping into your home.

Wet moldy walls

Mold & Musty Smells

Have you noticed a musty odor permeating in certain parts of your home? If so, then there is a good chance that water may be causing mold to grow. Mold can threaten your family’s health and your home’s integrity.

A spider in a basement

Bug Infestations

A bug here and there isn’t anything to be worried about, but water coming into a house can attract many bugs at one time. If you notice an infestation, contact our team so we can diagnose the problem.

Contact Us

If you suspect water damage in your home, contact the Bristol water damage restoration experts at American Foundation & Waterproofing today for a free inspection. We can help you determine if a restoration, repair, or cleanup service is needed in your home.