Due to low temperatures, inclement weather, and bursting pipes, spotting water damage can be difficult. Often times you don’t notice it until it is too late. Below are a few tips on how to spot a water damage you may not know about.

*Smell –Water from a leaky pipe tends to leave a mildew smell

*Ceiling or Walls – Discoloration, peeling or bubbling of the paint, soft or sagging sheetrock

*Floors –Stains or watermarks, warped or crowning, soft, spongy, loose tiles, discolored grout

*Cabinets – Watermarks, signs of rot, warping, exterior is bubbling

If you suspect you have water damage in your home but need further inspection, call ServiceMaster South of the James today.