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So, You Think You Have Water Damage?

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

Ceiling with water and mold damage watermarked with SERVPRO logo If your ceiling looks like this, your next phone call needs to be to SERVPRO of Black Hawk County!

It's common that with water damage come signs that let you know something is not quite right. Why would you seek out this damage, you may ask? Let us tell you!


When it comes to possible water damages, whether you can see it or not, you need to take action. Water damages can cause severe problems to your homes structure and worse yet, can cause health effects. High moisture levels can lead to bacteria growth in your home.


Now that you know the importance of why taking care of water damage properly is so crucial, lets talk about what you should look for.

First thing to look for are dark or wet spots, typically on your walls, ceilings, or floors. Many times, water will cause discoloration in certain areas. Secondly, search for any areas that seem to be cracking, flaking off, or bubbling. If you suspect there is something off, you can also listen for any running water sounds.

Using your other senses, take a whiff! If you smell musty, damp, or moldy odor, this can also be an indicator of water damage.


Depending on if there is current water still seeping from somewhere in your home, you may want to find your water shutoff to prevent further damage.

Once water damage has been determined, one of your first calls should be to your insurance company. Directly following call SERVPRO. Our licensed professionals will get your taken care of and ensure that everything is properly dried and no mold growth has presented itself.

SAVE $$$

Knowing the signs of water damage not only makes your more educated when it comes to maintenance in your home, but it also can save you a lot of money in the long run if you can see the signs right away by preventing further damage.

If you think you see any signs of water damage in your home or business…Call SERVPRO of Black Hawk County today! We are here to help!

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