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How Do I Know if the Stain in My Destin Home Ceiling is Water Damage?

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Destin Beach FL Water Stain in Ceiling Do you have water stains on your ceiling?

Water Stains Can Indicate Hidden Water Problems in Your Home--Call SERVPRO

Water is everywhere around us, but when this life-giving liquid exists in our Destin homes, we expect it to remain where it cannot do any harm. Sometimes it escapes and makes its presence known but in seemingly minor ways.

Other times, however, your property seems to develop not only visible and unsightly water damage but also the kind that ruins the interior of your home. What many homeowners in Destin never realize about water damage can end up costing them quite a bit of money.

Any type of water leakage, regardless of how slight it seems, means that water exists inside your home in places where it should not. Stains may not seem like severe damage, but they often indicate precisely that. The moisture creating stains on upper walls and ceilings did not appear there like magic. This moisture traveled there to these locations from other areas of your home. 

As it traveled through the materials comprising your home, it affected them. Because this often happens within areas that you rarely or never see, it stays hidden and unknown to you. Significant water damage typically can happen months before stained ceilings show up in your home's interior. A side effect of this intrusive water, possibly from a leaky toilet, a loose shingle, or even a window left open during a rainstorm, often includes stains on upper areas of rooms and possibly wavy or blistering paint.

SERVPRO technicians can help determine the pathways the water took and examine the materials from Point A to Point B for damage. Many facets of your home can become compromised, damaged, or worse by causing other types of damage to start developing in your home. Microbial populations can proliferate once water becomes available to them. Who wants mold growing in their home? Drywall and sheetrock can begin to crumble.

Wherever damaging effects occur, we can skillfully mitigate the problem and make your home "Like it never even happened," quickly. We also ensure that the source of water is fixed and cannot create future damage that you must deal with later. In the case of major leaks or drips, we advise the homeowner to call a certified plumber. 

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach can help you whenever you find water damage and its telltale stains. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to reach our 24-hour helpline and get to the bottom of what ails your home.

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