Water Damage Cleanup In Billings – Identifying The Problem

Water damage can happen quickly or slowly.  When it’s quick, it can be terrifying.  Flash floods, thunderstorms, hail storms, are all hazards Billings, Montana experiences.  But when the damage is slow, it can be imperceptibly slow.  Sometimes, it happens so slowly that by the time you notice, the damage has already been done to your home.  However, if you are able to detect signs in time, professional water damage cleanup services can help you get your home back in order in a faster amount of time.  Here are three ways you can detect water damage, from the professionals at Faithful Cleaning.

What It Smells Like

The odor of water damage can be subtle at best, and overwhelming and dangerous at worst.  A muddy, earthy smell that most people attribute to camping or being near lakes or creeks is a surefire sign of water damage.  If you have natural stone or wood used in your decoration or house structure, they can emit the smell of rain and soil.  While this is a pleasant smell for some, it should never be a smell that you allow to remain in your home after water damage.  However, the earthy smell of wet wood and stone is nothing compared to the smell of sewage.  Sewage is definitely the worst smell you can smell, especially regarding water damage.  Sewage is a toxic bio-hazard, so if your whole house smells like a backed-up toilet, be sure to stay away from any room you think may be contaminated.

What It Looks Like

The appearance of water damage may be the easiest to spot.  Brown or orange lines and rings on your ceiling or walls are signs of a leaking pipe within the structure of your home.  This can also be the case for spots on the floor that appear to be soft or sagging.  Be sure to inspect high moisture areas of the home, such as around the tub, in the shower, around the sink and dishwasher, and under the washing machine and water heater.  The most dangerous sign of water damage is the emergence of mold, especially black mold.  Mold growth may vary depending on the humidity of your home, and luckily in Billings, the humidity isn’t often something to worry about.  However, mold growth does not usually naturally subside once it’s begun to grow, and the spread and contamination will worsen without professional cleanup know-how.

What It Sounds Like

If you hear running water in your home but you swear you’ve turned off every knob in the house, you’re not crazy.  Faulty pressure can lead your toilet’s system to be unable to flush, which can cause overflows.  Constant overflows can wear down the grout, tile, and flooring around the base of the toilet, as well as cause strain on the toilet itself.  A dripping faucet can leak water around the mouth of the sink, causing rot or mold to grow under the sealant.  Any amount of running water that you can hear can lead to potential water damage, so it’s important to find the source of the noise and mitigate the issue as quickly as possible, whether it’s simply a dripping faucet or a constant gush of water through your toilet.  You can also consider the fact that with every drop of water you are hearing in your house that is going unused, that’s money literally down the drain.

If you see, hear, or smell anything that you think maybe signs of water damage, be sure to contact your local water damage cleanup facility to begin the mitigation processes as soon as possible.

Water Damage Restoration In Billings

Faithful Damage Restoration of Billings, Montana is a locally owned and operated water damage cleanup service company.  This professional team is an IICRC certified firm, and they uphold that certification by adhering strictly to the certification’s standard of cleaning. As Montana’s highest-rated disaster restoration company, Faithful Cleaning specializes in complete disaster cleanup and restoration for your building, whether residential or commercial. The technicians offer emergency service response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provide services including dehumidification, deodorizing, water removal, specialized drying, textile cleaning, and sewage cleanup. 

Instead of having to utilize your spider senses to try and figure out the source of the water damage in your home, be sure to contact Faithful Damage Restoration instead, who will be able to pinpoint exactly where and why there’s damage, and exactly how to begin the in-depth cleanup processes.