Water damage may occur when water leaks through the walls, ceilings, or floors of your home. Whatever may cause water damage, water damage can have a devastating effect on your family and home. Below are signs you need to look at when there is water damage in your house.

Dark spots

Dark spots are an extremely common sign of water damage in your home. Dark spots are usually black and brown, but they may also be red or greenish-yellow. Dark spots are caused by mold growing on the walls and other surfaces in your home where moisture has seeped in over time. Black mold is one type of mold that is often found in dark spots on walls and ceilings where the water damage has been present for long periods. The color of the mold that grows in the dark spot will depend upon what was growing there before it became moldy.

Bubbling paint

Bubbling paint is a water damage indicator, and it may appear on walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors. Bubbling paint can be found in homes that have been affected by floods, excessive moisture, or condensation. However, most people will not be able to identify these signs of water damage in their homes because they could have other causes, such as an accident with a paint sprayer or the natural aging process.

Puddles

Puddles can mean trouble in the walls of your home. Puddles that have water on top of them or puddles that have no water with a ring around them are signs of water damage in the walls of your home. Obviously, if you see wet spots on the floors of your home, you may have a leak, but most damage is found in the walls. It is possible for this to happen around electrical outlets and switches. If you see any signs of water damage in the walls of your home, it is best that you call a professional technician to check it out before things get worse. You do not want to cause more damage by trying to fix it yourself.

Cracks

Cracks are one of the most common signs of water damage, and they often mean that you have a hidden water leak somewhere in your home.

Trying to determine if the crack is something that needs to be addressed quickly can be difficult because cracks can be hard to spot.

The first step is to find out where the crack is located in your home. This will help you determine what type of water problem you should look for and where the problem might be originating.
Cracks in walls, ceilings, windowsills, and flooring are all areas that could indicate a leak and, if left unaddressed, could lead to even more serious problems within your home.

The best way to prevent water damage is to be on the lookout for any of these early warning signs. If you see any of them (or others of your own), take action immediately. Call a plumber, call a contractor, or call in professional help—do whatever you can to prevent the problem from spreading. There’s nothing more devastating than watching your home fall apart before your eyes.