When it comes to water damage, being able to identify the source quickly is incredibly important. There are multiple types of water damage, each of which can cause a different set of problems. Here are six of the most common types of water damage and what to look for if water damage occurs.

  1. Plumbing Leaks: Plumbing leaks can often be found by checking for any areas of discoloration on ceilings and walls, as well as any areas of excess moisture.  If you hear the sound of running water, but can’t seem to find the source, it could be a plumbing leak.
  2. Flooding: Flooding can come from both internal and external sources, such as heavy rain or a faulty pipe. It’s important to examine the entire home to identify any signs of external flooding, such as standing water on the property or wet spots on exterior walls. 
  3. Roof Leaks: Roof leaks are often the result of a damaged or missing shingle, or a breach in the roof itself. If you notice signs of water damage on walls and ceilings, it’s important to check for any water dripping from the roof.
  4. Appliance Leaks: Appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters can also leak and cause water damage. If you notice any signs of water damage in these areas, it’s important to find the source of the leak.
  5. Sewer Backup: A Sewer backup can cause major water damage to your home. If you notice any sewage odors, backed-up toilets, or wastewater near your home, it’s important to call a professional for immediate help.
  6. Mold Growth: Mold growth typically appears in damp, dark areas and is usually green, black, white, or yellow in color. If you notice any signs of mold growth, it’s important to contact a professional right away to prevent further damage.

It’s important to identify the source of water damage quickly, as this will help you take the necessary steps to minimize the damage and prevent further damage. If you are ever unsure of the source, it’s best to contact Team GRS to help identify and fix the issue. Knowing the different types of water damage and what to look for in each type can help you prevent further damage and get your home back to normal. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (864) 416-1721.

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