Water Damage from Slow Leaks

What if, while spending quality time, you see water dripping from the ceiling? This might be the result of water damage. Even a little water damage over time might cause massive problems for your house and your health as well. Water leaks in the house are a common sign of water damage and may be caused by a variety of causes, including heavy rain, broken appliances, clogged gutters, drains, etc.

What Kind of Damage Can Slow Leaking Do to Your Property?

Leaks can occur in a variety of places, including the basement, the roof, the pipes, and even the appliances. If you don't fix a slow leak right away, it may get worse over time, which could lead to:

  • Unusual Stains: If you have water dripping from your ceiling, you will almost certainly notice some brown stains, discoloration, bubbles, etc.
  • Create Mold: Mold growth in your home might be the result of a slow leak, and mold is known to cause a variety of major health problems.
  • Damage Structural Integrity: Your home's foundation might be ruined by slow leaks. It slowly ruins the structure.
  • Fire Risk: If leakage occurs down and comes into contact with an electrical wire, it has the possibility to start a fire or, at the very least, cause an electrical shock.
  • High Water Bill: Slow leaks from toilets, roofs, washing machines, plumbing, etc can be a cause of higher water bills.
    You should contact a trained, professional restoration company as soon as possible to prevent these problems from becoming more serious.

What Are Some Ways to Prevent Slow Leaks?

There are a few things to check for when you see water dripping slowly in your house:

  • Leaking pipe: Plumbing leaks can cause extensive water damage to your home. The kitchen sink, faucet, and appliances must all be inspected, and you should take a dye test in the bathroom.
  • Musty smell: A musty odor is likely due to mold growth if you notice it at home. Mold may grow in a home if leaks worsen over time. It is imperative that you respond right away.
  • Check your roof: Roof leaks may cause serious structural damage to a building, including to the beams, ceiling joists, and foundation structure. If you see this, investigate where it came from and take appropriate action.

Why Should You Allow PDQ Restoration to Restore Your Home?

We aren't always capable of doing things on our own, so when we need help, we look towards professionals. Because we constantly put our customers' needs first, PDQ Restoration is always prepared to help our clients when they find themselves in a difficult situation. PDQ Restoration's IICRC-trained crews are ready 24 hours a day to provide emergency services to our clients. So if you are living in the Morristown, Sparta, Boonton, or Randolph areas of Northern New Jersey you can undoubtedly call us at 973-447-3363 or contact us online.