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Is Water Lurking In My Home? A Guide

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

At home, it’s important that you’re always conscious of the environment you’re living in, and you’re aware of any potential changes to the spaces in which you’re occupying. For those reasons, it’s important to know when things are going wrong, or begin to be conscious of the small changes that can point to an issue. When it comes to water damage, your eye must be very keen to understand what may be occurring, and how you can prevent damage in its tracks. See below for a few telltale signs that you may be experiencing water damage at home and how to stop it!

Musky Smells

For the most part, you know what your home smells like, and sometimes it has no smell at all due to it being familiar! However when something begins to permeate through the air, it can be very noticeable. If you experience a musky, humid odor, it’s a sign that in that room or the surrounding area, some type of moisture is present. In order to prevent this from becoming an issue, make sure to have someone come in and inspect the area for water damage, and conduct a search on your own.

Signs Of A Leak

If you’re seeing discoloration in the walls, ceiling, or anything similar, water might be the cause, which can lead to mold growth or permanent damage. It’s important that if this looks like it’s been happening or it’s brand new, you turn off the water supply to stop it from worsening and get it inspected as soon as possible before more damage occurs.


A bug infestation usually points to a few possibles. Either you left fruit out too long, or there’s something they like inside your home -- water being one of them. If this happens to you, it’s important to try and source where they’re originating from and take the necessary steps to stop them from getting in and feeding off of whatever it is they are finding.

Dealing with the reality of water damage can be devastating, and we know first hand how hard it can be to return to normal life while this is going on. At SERVPRO of East Meadow our goal is to relieve your stress by handling the entire process of remediation from start to finish. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call at 516-334-2927!

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