Your entire home is at risk to be damaged in a flood or other water leak. With that being said your kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and garage are obviously more susceptible to water damage than any other area in your home as these areas have plumbing and house fixtures that use water such as faucets and appliances. The amount of water that is used in the kitchen in particular is typically much more than other rooms in your home. People typically use water from the kitchen faucets throughout the entire day and there are several appliances in this room that use water as well such as freezers with built in icemakers and dishwashers. What could be causing water damage in your kitchen? In addition to faucets and appliances, steam from cooking and even water dropping off dishes are common causes of water damage to cabinets, cupboards and other surfaces made of wood in particular. When you think about a flood or water damage you probably think about a big huge mess with massive amounts of water but this isn’t always the case. Water damage can be caused by a small, slow leak and go almost unnoticed for some time. Disaster Services outlines what to look out for and what needs to be done to restore the area when this occurs.
Signs of Leaking Pipes in a Kitchen
When you look around your kitchen you might notice small things that are wet or stained. The stain can be on the tile, wall or in the cabinets and might be fairly small. The stain can be a slightly discolored spot. Even though the leak might seem small, behind the wall or underneath the cabinet bottom, it can be much bigger. You may also see a soft spot in the wall that might have water behind it. If you have wood floors you may see that the floors are starting to warp. This means that the boards will start to lose how level they are. If you see any of these warning signs you need to make some repairs right away. The problem with water damage is that you may not see all the dangers that can exist. The water can be hidden and causing mold and mildew growth. They can be dangerous for everyone in the house.
What Does Water Damage in Walls Smell Like?
One of the most notable signs of water damage is the smell. The odor is often described as a musty smell, not unlike the scent that damp wood gives off. If you start smelling this odor in your home, even if it is not pungent, it’s a good idea to search for the source. This unpleasant smell is merely the beginning of what water damage can do, so obviously the quicker you find and address the source, the better.
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What to do? You want to call a professional water damage restoration company like Disaster Services that can come and see where the flooding or leak is, determine the level of damage and how best to address it quickly. We can come out and see what areas have been touched by the water and make a list of what needs to be repaired or replaced. We will be able to dry out any areas that are really wet and start to remove drywall or flooring that is wet enough that they need to be replaced. We will be sure that the problem is fixed and the repairs are done to your expectations. Call us for all your water and fire damage restoration, and mold remediation needs!