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5 Signs of Water Damage in Your East End Long Island Home

Water damage can be a health and safety hazard if left unattended. Many homes in Montauk, the Hamptons, and the rest of the east end of Long Island fall victim to water damage every year. Water damage can be caused by a variety of sources including storms, local flooding, burst pipes, and leaking appliances. Oftentimes, property damage caused by water could have been avoided if proper maintenance had been given to minor problems.

When struck with water damage not only is your east end Long Island home at risk of structural damage but with water often comes mold. Mold can cause health issues, both big and small. Because of this, it is best not to delay the water damage remediation process.

Here are a few signs of water damage to look out for. The earlier you detect the problem, the quicker we can help get your home back to a safe and healthy environment.

Peeling, Bubbling, and Flaking Paint

Moisture can cause paint to peel. Since your drywall isn’t waterproof, moisture that seeps in can affect the paint. No matter what type of paint it is, water will cause it to lift off the surface.

water damaged paint on wall


Stains or Dark Spots

Keep an eye out for discoloration on your walls or ceilings. These spots are usually brown in color.


Sounds of Running Water or an Increase in Your Water Bill

Sometimes you may not see signs of water but you can hear it. If you hear dripping or even running water it could mean you have a leak in your house. Your water bill increasing significantly may also mean there is a leak.

leaking pipe


Musty Smell or Visible Mold

Musty smells are hard to miss and often indicate that there is moisture where it doesn’t belong. Once you identify where the smell is coming from, look for signs of mold or water inside the walls.

mold on wall


Pools of Water or Puddles

Leaks can lead to pools of water on your floor. If you find a puddle and clean it up, then the puddle comes back, this means you have a leak.

puddle on floor

Call in the Experts at Restoration 1

If you think you may have water damage, make sure to call in the IICRC-certified experts at Restoration 1 of East End Long Island to access the situation. Throughout every step of the process, we will handle your property with the utmost care.

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