Tell-tale Signs of Indoor Water Damage

Does your home or commercial building have any water damage? Many homeowners and commercial building owners are not aware of the disastrous impact water can cause or even signs that water is causing damage. It is very important to know tell-tale signs of indoor water damage to avoid structural damage and serious health problems.


Water damage usually occurs on your floor first, particularly when water has been on it for an extended period of time. Look at the floor at home or in the building and look for any sign of damage. Inspect your hardwood floors. Are they warping or cracking? Are there raised floorboards? Does your carpet and rug have stains? These are some of visible signs that water has affected your floor.

Wall and Paint

Your wall and paint can tell whether there is water damage. Does the paint start to bubble or chip off? A chipping paint may indicate the presence of moisture. If your walls start to look soft, it is also another indication of damage.

Unusual Water Dripping Sound

Do you hear a quiet dripping or unusual running water noise at night when your home is silent? This may be caused by a leak. If your water bill is unusually high, it may be due to a leak in a hidden or inaccessible area.

Structure Foundation

If there is crack in the foundation, water can creep into your home or building. Make sure to look for any crack in the foundation to avoid water damage. If you are a buyer, make sure to check whether there are recent patch or repair jobs that have been done on the foundation. These can be telling signs that the building has been damaged by water.

Mould and Mildew

Mould and mildew can be caused by water damage, especially in areas that are damp and not well ventilated. If you start to smell something old and musty, then it can be mould or mildew. Mould and mildew are signs that your home or building has water damage. This problem should be remediated by a professional mould removal company like All Aces Cleaning & Restoration.

Other Areas

Make sure to do routine check of the following areas for any sign of water damage. Below your fridge and sink, around the toilet, around washing machine, air conditioning unit, and attic are areas where damage can likely to take occur.

Have you noticed these signs at home or in your commercial building? Still not sure if they are caused by water damage? Our damage restoration specialists at All Aces Cleaning & Restoration can help! We can help you investigate and inspect the building. We can restore your property if there is a water damage problem. If there is mould and mildew problem, we can perform mould remediation service to protect your family or building occupants from toxic exposure.

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