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How to Spot Signs of Water Damage in Your Commercial Building

Posted by: Chris Laney on July 17, 2019

How to Spot Signs of Water Damage in Your Commercial Building

Water damage can hit at any time. It's important to discover and treat it before mold and mildew set in, causing extreme damage to your commercial building. Watching out for the tell tale signs of water damage can save you time and money in the long run. Here are a few warning signs to watch for and when you should call in a professional to handle any water damage that may be in your building.

Warning Signs of Water Damage

  1. Bowing ceilings. Water damage can happen anywhere in a building, but if you have loose shingles or holes in your roof, the damage can start to show on ceilings. Bowing is a common sign that the damage has become bad enough to need the help of a professional.
  2. Dark spots on drywall or ceiling. Have you notice dark spots anywhere in your business, especially in areas that are prone to high moisture levels and humidity? This is a good indicator that there is potential water damage and mold has begun to grow. Any mold growth requires the help of a professional remediation company. Large amounts of mold growth can be dangerous to the health of those living or working there.
  3. Standing water. This is the most obvious sign that there's something wrong and water damage may be occurring in your commercial property. There should never be standing water in any areas. When there is, it is time to bring in a water damage reconstruction company.
  4. Musty smells. Stagnant water produces a musty odor that is a telltale sign that something is going on behind the walls. If you notice strange odors like must, or dampness, this is a sign that water damage could be close by.
  5. Do you hear water dripping? Water damage won't always be visible to the naked eye, but you may hear a steady dripping sound. If a pipe is leaky, or there is a crack in the plumbing, this can lead to water damage behind your walls, which can be tricky to find.

When to Call a Professional

At Water Out Fort Wayne, we know exactly how to handle water damage in commercial buildings. Our professionals are trained to find the problem and fix it as quickly as possible to bring your building back to normal with minimal disruption to you and your business.

We offer 24/7 services with a 60 minute response time, and don't just work to "fix" the water damage, but to find the cause of the problem and repair the issue so it does not happen again. We ensure that all affected areas of your building are dried thoroughly, and will not attract mold or mold spores.

Call us today if you suspect your building is experiencing water damage, we're here to help with the clean up and restoration process and will work hard to bring your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

Contact Information

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The Water Out team is on-call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Our technicians will be at your property in 60 minutes or less.

(260) 305-1062