Signs of Water Damage
Protecting your home from moisture damage is one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Water can quickly spread throughout your home and cause devastating mold growth, and can even eat away at your home’s structure. Here at Matvey Foundation Repair, we have over 20 years of experience in basement waterproofing in Everett and can help you safeguard your home and your family.
If you’re able to spot early warning signs of water damage in your Everett home, you can save yourself money and hassle down the line. Here are a few red flags to watch out for:
Peeling Paint and Squishy Drywall
Do you have a finished basement? Check your drywall and paint for signs of moisture. Your walls may have discolored spots that may feel soft or spongy to the touch, or you may notice flaking or peeling paint. These signs of water damage in your Everett home are often caused by water sneaking in through cracks in the foundation.
Musty Odors and Mold
Mold is one of the scariest effects of water infiltration because it can cause serious health risks. Even if you don’t see visible mold growing anywhere, it could be hiding under floors or behind walls. Pay attention to persistent musty or moldy odors and follow your nose.
Standing Water and Wet Carpeting
Soggy carpeting, squishy floors, or standing water are obvious signs that it’s time to call us at Matvey! We’re your trusted team for basement waterproofing in Everett.
If your basement is unfinished, run your hands up and down your basement walls and feel for moisture or condensation. Also be on the lookout for a whitish film, called efflorescence.
Hard surfaces like windows, pipes, and appliances often show condensation when basement moisture levels are too high. If you notice condensation you may want to invest in basement waterproofing for your Everett home.
Bugs and other pests enjoy damp, warm environments, and a high-moisture basement is a perfect spa resort for pesky creatures. If you want a dry, bug-free basement, give our Everett basement waterproofing team at Matvey a call.
The team of Everett foundation and basement waterproofing experts at Matvey Foundation Repair is here to take great care of you. Reach out to schedule your free estimate today!