Signs to Help Detect If Your Home Needs Water Damage Restoration

When it comes to water infiltrating your home, minor problems can quickly turn into a detrimental issue. Leaving water sitting for too long without rectifying the issue will result in having to outsource a water damage restoration team in the hopes of restoring your home to its pre-damaged condition.

If you can identify the water damage quickly after it’s occurred, you may still have to contact a water damage restoration company but there will be a much higher chance that your home will be fine with minimal damage. It’s also beneficial to know what to look out for in the case of water damage so that you can complete a brief inspection prior to moving into a new property. That’s why today we are sharing the signs to look out for so you can easily detect water damage within your home. 

General Ways of Spotting Water Damage in a Home

Water Stains

Different coloured marks that appear on the floor, walls, or ceiling for no apparent reason are most likely what we call water stains. They can appear as slight discolouration’s or as a white/rust colour, depending on the extent of the damage. Although these water stains are easy to spot, they can appear in more inconspicuous locations in your home such as the crevices between walls.

Generally, these marks are caused by an undetected leak in the plumbing which could be a telling sign that your home may need some water damage restoration. Finding leaks can be difficult, which is why you should call our professional water damage restoration team. They’ll be able to identify if the water is from a current or previous issue and get underway on solving where it is coming from.

Mould

Although mould is a common occurrence in damp rooms of your home such as the bathroom when it’s found anywhere outside this space it’s a telling sign that there’s moisture where there shouldn’t be. To thrive in your home mould only needs two things and that’s moisture and oxygen. Once it begins growing in your home it spreads like wildfire, so it’s best to put a stop to it by finding the water source as soon as you notice mould spots.

Mould is an extremely dangerous fungus that can have detrimental impacts on your health and home. Normal, small amounts of mould that can generally be found in bathrooms are fine to take care of yourself but as soon as it’s found anywhere outside the usual small spots in your bathroom, needs to be handled by water damage restoration experts.

Humidity and Dampness

There’s one thing the inside of your home should never be: damp. Finding damp areas of floors, ceilings or walls is another sign that you have a leak, and it needs to be found quickly to prevent any further damage. Having damp spots in your home can also cause it to feel humid, so if you notice increased humidity within your home have a feel around to see if you can notice any damp areas that could be the cause.

Soft Timber or Damage to Paint

Timber and paint are often the first materials that begin to show signs of water damage. Water can cause hardwood flooring to start looking warped or have air pockets begin to lift the boards. Peeling paint is another simple sign to look out for, like flooring the paint may even have water underneath the service forming small bubbles on walls or ceilings. These are important things to look out for as they’re easy to spot signs that your home may need water damage restoration.

Detecting Water Damage in Walls

Identifying water damage within walls is a difficult task as there are usually no obvious signs. In some cases, what appears to be just a dirty mark on your wall can be caused by a much more serious issue. Although it may be difficult there are a few things you can do to help identify water damage behind walls.

  1. Check Around Your Home for Musty Odours

A musty odour within your home generally isn’t too hard to find and will only stick around the areas that are causing it. It’s important to not let the smell linger because these kinds of odours can be due to large amounts of water being absorbed into the drywall, which shouldn’t be a normal occurrence in your home!

  • Mould Growth

Mould growth on random walls within your home is not normal. Signs of mould around areas that there is known plumbing fixes shouldn’t cause concern because there’s supposed to be dampness around the area. However, finding mould on walls where there are no known plumbing fixes is a red flag and should be investigated immediately by water damage restoration professionals.

  • Visible Indicators

If water damage is excessive, you may start noticing visible indicators. Some of these visible indicators were listed above and include:

  • Water stains (marks that are causing discoloration on your walls or floors)
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Walls looking warped
  • Cracking
  • Water pooling at the base of the wall

What To Do If You Detect Water Damage

Water damage is a serious issue that needs to be handled by a professional water damage restoration team as soon as you find it. Our team of water damage restoration experts at South QLD Restoration are only one call away 24 hours a day. We will be able to complete a full inspection of your home to detect where the water is coming from and the type of water it is so we can put a stop to the issue and begin the water damage restoration process in no time.

Don’t let water within your home linger, reach out to our team of specialists today. 

Mitigation of Water Bunya

Mitigation of Water Bunya .

Moreton Bay, Bunya

30

Square Metres

What we did in this location:


Insured reported water leaking through the eaves following a storm event at the property. The water eventually made its way into the bathroom and through to the master bedroom causing damage to the walls and flooring affecting two rooms. The carpet in the master bedroom was also damp, which required a water extraction and anti microbial and deodarising treatment and later a carpet steam clean once dry. South QLD Restorations technician assessed the condition of the carpet, as well as completing moisture content readings, moisture mapping and installed the appropriate number of drying equipment at the property. Surface mould was also evident to the ensuite ceiling which was subsequently cleaned and treated.


MOULD REMOVAL SERVICES
TO BRISBANE, GOLD COAST AND SUNSHINE COAST

If you have mould in your home, you need to act quickly.
At least get some information from our advice line so you are aware of your mould removal options.

Water & Mould Removal Noosaville

Water & Mould Removal Noosa .

Noosaville, Noosa

30

Square Metres

What we did in this location:


Ingress of water reported entering through property via the roof and guttering. Mould reported in walls, roof and ceilings, affecting a total of 8 rooms originating from the ceiling cavity. At our initial attendance our technician conducted a water and mould assessment of the property whilst undertaking moisture content checks and setting up of air filtration devices and drying equipment. Mould cleaning and disenfectant treatment to surface mould conducted throughout as well as removing of water damaged plasterboard, skirting and cornces. Furniture was also relocated out of bedrooms to prevent any damage to contents. Carpet removal and containment of affected areas were later carried out in accordance with remediation work. It appeared that the damage was consistent with a failing gutter system and flashings on external roof. Continual monitoring of drying equipment and containment area was maintained whilst investigations into water intrusion was being completed. The damage was wide spread across the entirity of the house. An independent hygienist was met on site to discuss the Scope of Work required to proceed to rectify the mould issue. Mould was later found to the external roof sheeting and timber roof frames which was later sanded and treated by South QLD Restorations technicians. Further mould treatment was also carried out to the walls, ceiling, doors, drawers and wardrobes in the bedroom areas, hallway, garage and laundry as well as brickwork behind areas of where water damaged plasterboard was removed. A HEPA vacuum was also utilised during remediation work to help trap harmful particles whilst work was being undertaken. A general clean by South QLD Restoration was carried out once all remediation work completed. A clearance certificate was also provided at the completion of job by a hygienist.


MOULD REMOVAL SERVICES
TO BRISBANE, GOLD COAST AND SUNSHINE COAST

If you have mould in your home, you need to act quickly.
At least get some information from our advice line so you are aware of your mould removal options.

Mitigation of Water Yaroomba

Mitigation of Water Yaroomba .

Yaroomba, Sunshine Coast

30

Square Metres

What we did in this location:


Following a heavy down pour, an ingress of flood water flowed inside the bottom half of the property affecting walls and flooring resulting in a category 3 water loss and class 3 water loss affecting a total of 4 rooms. South QLD Restorations technicians first conducted a report of the findings at the property as well as conducting moisture checks as applicable. Drying equipment was installed to dry the affected areas. An assessment of the damages was undertaken and a make safe completed as well as a microbial sanitisation and deodarisation treatment of the affected room.


MOULD REMOVAL SERVICES
TO BRISBANE, GOLD COAST AND SUNSHINE COAST

If you have mould in your home, you need to act quickly.
At least get some information from our advice line so you are aware of your mould removal options.

Mitigation of Water Oxenford

Mitigation of Water Oxenford

Brisbane, Oxenford

30

Square Metres

What we did in this location:


 South QLD Restoration attended due to a burst flexi pipe in the property, resulted damage due to escape of liquid included elevated moisture readings throughout the home, damage to flooring and walls in the upstairs area, damage to ceilings, walls and floors on the bottom ceiling and damaged contents in the storage room. A total of 13 rooms being affected. During our initial inspection our technician conducted a thorough report, moisture content checks and installed the appropriate drying equipment. Further investigations found that the flooring to the upstairs living area and hallway was to be removed to help further dry the structural timber floor. Holes were drilled in the kick plates of the kitchen in order to dry cabinetry. Satisfied with the water mitigation carried out at the property the insured was impressed with the way in which our staff carried out the necessary work in a professional and courteous manner. Our trained technicians knowledge was much appreciated.


MOULD REMOVAL SERVICES
TO BRISBANE, GOLD COAST AND SUNSHINE COAST

If you have mould in your home, you need to act quickly.
At least get some information from our advice line so you are aware of your mould removal options.

Flood Damage Remediation – Team Work Gets The Job Done

Suffering a major flood can be devastating and may involve having to throw out heaps of water sodden items and replace water damaged appliances, not to mention the loss of personal items, which because of their sentimental value can never be replaced. It’s at times like these that many people feel they don’t know which way to turn.

Working as a team

Speed is of the essence when dealing with flood water damage which is why we always respond to a cry for help as quickly as possible. Once we get to you we’ll quickly assess the damage and prioritise jobs so that devastation is kept as minimal as possible. While we’re fully equipped to extract flood water, dry out your property with giant fans and industrial dehumidifiers, and attempt to save your carpets, we draw the line at burst pipes and water damaged appliances. Instead we’re happy to pass that job on to one of our associates, Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage.

We’ve worked alongside their technicians on various occasions when dealing with the aftermath of flooding. While we’ve been kept busy drying things out, removing mould and bacteria, and cleaning carpets, they’ve often been repairing or installing hot water systems which have stopped working due to burst pipes or through the water heater being submerged in water. Together we’ve worked as a team to ensure that the property is healthy and safe for our customers to work or live in.

A little more about Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage

Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage are a family run business based in Birkdale with a large team of contractors operating across the city 24/7 so when disaster strikes, they’re never far away. We can vouch for the quality of their service and great workmanship and are always happy to recommend them to anyone seeking a reliable and efficient plumber.

Their friendly team of licenced technicians has the skills and experience to install and repair gas, electric, and heat pump water heaters and has been operating within the community for many years. In fact, they’re one of Brisbane’s leading hot water plumbers and electricians. If you’re experiencing any problems with your hot water system, then these guys can soon have you up and running.

Other services

Operating a same-day service, this team of local plumbers can deal with a variety of plumbing problems including:

  • Hot water systems
  • Blocked drains
  • Burst pipes
  • Roof and gutter repairs
  • Gas fitting services

and cover residential, commercial and industrial plumbing. All of their work is carried out by licenced technicians and is fully guaranteed. They’re happy to offer free no obligation quotes and will give you non-biased advice over the phone too.

Meanwhile, if we can be of assistance with carpet or rug cleaning, flood damage remediation, or commercial or residential cleaning then please give South Queensland Restorations a call today on

Water Damage Redland Bay

Water Damage Redland Bay

South Queensland Restorations uses the best equipment to restore your residential or commercial property back to a  comfortable state. Our water damage restoration technicians are supplied with water vacuums, dehumidifiers, and dryers that are indispensable in repairing property affected by water damage. The South Queensland Restorations mission is to provide complete water damage restoration that will make your property sanitary and safe. South Queensland Restorations hires the best technicians with over twenty years worth of experience and knowledge on how to repair water damage. If you require water damage restoration Redland Bay residents, contact us today. Our quality team will work efficiently and quickly to restore your property back to a clean and livable condition.

South Queensland Restorations has an emergency response line for Redland Bay residents who need immediate attention. South Queensland Restorations understands that being a coastal town that residents of Redland Bay might need prompt service. South Queensland Restorations is always available. If you need water damage restoration Redland Bay residents contact us today and make your booking so we can quickly restore your property back to the perfection. Our skilled staff are ready to work and are supplied with the industry best equipment. 

Call us!

Call us now for bookings and inquiries at 1300 762 021. We are also aware that water damages may occur any time of the day, so we designed our emergency response service! In case you are in need of it, you may reach us 24/7 at 0400 716 182.

Water Damage Raby Bay

Water Damage Raby Bay

Residents of Raby Bay are accustomed to heavy rainstorms and humid weather all year long. The homeowners of Raby Bay and the Moreton Bay region understand that this punishing weather can have a detrimental affect on the structural component of a property. Heavy tropical storms lead to flooding which in result cause terrible water damage that can be irreparable if not handled quickly and effectively. The staff at South Queensland Restorations understand that for Raby Bay residents, their property is a valuable asset. That is why they have garnered a reputation for professionalism in water damaged restoration around Brisbane.  

Equipped with experienced technicians and top-notch industry tools the staff at South Queensland Restorations will take the proper care to restore a property to its previous condition. South Queensland Restorations efficiently and expertly handles water damage with the intention of lowering the need for additional repairs. The South Queensland Restorations method begins with water extraction to remove excess water. After removing the water with an evaporation method, a dehumidification process is employed to eliminate moisture from the air to provide a clean and natural space.

South Queensland Restorations has a reputation of creating satisfied customers throughout the Moreton Bay and Brisbane region. We understand how important it is to serve residents of the community with excellent and quality services. We take it upon ourselves to employ the best personnel, a staff with decades of experience in the field. We want the community of Raby Bay to know that we are available any time of the day. Our expert water damage technicians are supplied with emergency response vehicles that can reach you promptly. If you require water damage restoration Raby Bay residents, contact us today.  Along with handling water damage we also service other areas including tile cleaning, pest control, and carpet cleaning.

If you’re looking for a cleaning services company that is extremely passionate about what they do, call South Queensland Restorations on either 1300 762 021 or 0400 716 182!

Water Damage Point Lookout

Water Damage Point Lookout

Water damage is a misfortune that can affect anyone unexpectedly. It is good to know that Point Lookout residents can rely on a company that is always ready to help restore a property back to perfection. South Queensland Restorations are available to help bring a property to a liveable safe space. The staff at South Queensland Restorations are professionals equipped with the best industry tools and decades of knowledge. Our team has the skills in repairing the effects of severe property damage.

A major misconception in Queensland is that water damage is only a result of flooding due to harsh weather. The reality is that the majority of property water damage is a result of leaky faucets and broken water pumps. These faulty water fixtures will lead to severe flooding and will cause serious structural water damage. If not taken care of quickly the water damage will create bacteria that can cause problematic health issues. The bacteria that festers can develop into a health risk and serious respiratory problems. It is important to get the best team available to restore your property and remove the potential for injury. South Queensland Restorations are ready to help today if you require water damage restoration Point Lookout residents.

South Queensland Restorations has gain a reputation throughout North Stradbroke Island for providing excellent professionalism. Our well equipped staff is prepared for any job, big or small. Along with handling the ravages of water damage we also service other areas including tile cleaning, pest control, and carpet cleaning.

If you’re looking for a cleaning services company that is extremely passionate about what they do, call South Queensland Restorations on either 1300 762 021 or 0400 716 182!

These professional services are just a call away from you!

All services that we offer are available in Point Lookout. For bookings and inquiries, you may call us at 1300 762 021.

Water Damage Russell Island

Water Damage Russell Island

If your Russell Island home has experienced the misfortune of water damage then it is comforting to know that there is a company that is ready to help. South Queensland Restorations are available to help restore your property to perfect condition. We at South Queensland Restorations are staffed with a team who are well established and can help with your damage. We have a vast amount of experience in repairing the effects of severe property damage.

Water damage can cause irreparable and costly long term damage to your home. South Queensland Restorations uses the leading industry equipment to restore your property. Our staff are equip with dehumidifiers and dryers that are essential in fixing property affected by damage. Our goal is comprehensive property damage restoration that will make your property livable, clean, and safe. If you ignore water damage and it lingers it can lead to mold and will destroy the structure of your property. This will create an unstable  atmosphere that will lead to larger problems down the line. South Queensland Restorations are determined in cleaning and restoring your property to perfection.
Other Services:

Besides water damage restoration services, South Queensland Restorations also offers a variety of other services including:

If you’re looking for a cleaning services company that is extremely passionate about what they do, call South Queensland Restorations on either 1300 762 021 or 0400 716 182!

These professional services are just a call away from you!

All services that we offer are available in Russell Island. For bookings and inquiries, you may call us at 1300 762 021.

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