Symptoms of Water Damage

Dealing With Water Damage

Water damage can be a culprit for serious structural damage to your home. Often, it can go unnoticed until it has done damage that can affect the flooring, walls, and even the foundation of your home. There are some signs of water damage to watch out for. The Maryville water damage restoration and repair service team at American Foundation & Waterproofing has been working with homeowners affected by water damage for over 20 years. So, you can trust us to find where water is coming in and put a permanent stop to it.

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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 are built to be watertight, so if you see condensation, it is a sign that water may be entering your home.

Wet concrete basement wall

Wet Walls & Efflorescence

Have you noticed wet spots on your block concrete walls in your basement? If so, then water is more than likely getting in somewhere. 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 stain the wall.

Peeling paint because of mold on drywall

Peeling Paint & Squishy Drywall

Peeling paint is a regular home issue that can occur, but if it begins to happen only a few years after fresh paint has been applied, then it may be a sign of exposure to water. If drywall has been installed, and you notice it feels soft to the touch, this is also a sign that the drywall material has been affected in some way by water and should be checked by our professional team immediately. 

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 often wet, then you should have experts diagnose the issue.

Wet moldy walls

Mold & Musty Smells

Water by itself doesn’t typically smell, but if it's left for a long period of time without the opportunity to evaporate, then it will begin to smell musty. If you notice a musty smell in your home, then you more than likely have a mold issue caused by water. Mold can be detrimental to your family's health and should be cleared up as soon as possible.

A spider in a basement

Bug Infestations

Water damage attracts all types of creatures that can damage your home. They can cause extra damage if they aren't dealt with immediately, which is why you should contact our professional Maryville water damage restoration team right away if you notice bugs paired with what you suspect is water damage.

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For more information about water damage or to schedule a free inspection, contact the Maryville water damage restoration and repair service team at American Foundation & Waterproofing today!