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What Are Some Signs That My Basement Has Water Damage?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

a grey basement wall showing signs of water damage If you need help dealing with any damage caused by water, contact SERVPRO of Bartow County today. We are open 24/7 and are always ready to help!

Having a basement in your home can be a fantastic resource. Not only is it great for extra storage, but it also provides a safe go-to spot in the event of storms and can be used as livable space if it is partially or fully finished. However, because basements are dug into the ground, they are often prone to experiencing water damage throughout the course of your home’s lifetime.

While this is not a certainty, if your home does have a basement, water damage is something you will want to be extra vigilant about just in case it does become a problem down the road. Below, we will look at some of the signs that water damage is present in your basement—and if you need someone to take a look, our water restoration technicians are always here to take your call.

The Top Signs of Water Damage in a Basement

Unpleasant or Musky Odors - The water that gets into the basement could very well be clean water, but after it marinates and then evaporates, the scent can turn pungent and unpleasant after time. Many people have the misconception that all basements smell musty, but this really should not be the case. This smell will only arise when mold and mildew are present in the environment, and while these are often hard to see, they are easy to smell.

Flaking Paint on Masonry or Walls - With the best intentions, people will often apply waterproof paint to the interior surfaces of a leaky basement. Unfortunately, this paint will simply mask the problem for a while and then lead to a compounding issue down the road. Water that seeps in will eventually work away at this paint, leading to peeling, cracking or bubbling on its surface.

Foundational Cracks - While homes do shift over time, cracks in the foundation are not normal and can be indicative of water damage. Cracks can show up in the floor, the ceiling or in your walls and are often a sign that there is water putting pressure on your structure in a way that is liable to cause cracking. Hairline cracks are no cause for alarm, but if they become any larger, they should be treated immediately.

If you notice any of these signs in your basement, let us take a look. Our expert water restoration technicians can help you determine what is causing these issues and how to treat it properly. Contact us today to learn more.

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