Walls & Water Damage in Anchorage

Water damage is notorious for occurring behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings, in places, we cannot see. Though we may not always be able to see the actual water damage itself, it will always leave traces of its presence – you just have to know what to look for. At TCM Restoration, we have made it our job to identify water damage so that we can provide the best water damage restoration in Anchorage. We are ready to share some of the signs water damage will leave in your home so you can be on the lookout to ensure you get water damage restoration taken care of as soon as possible. 

Water Leak behind a damaged wall

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  • Dark, discolored wet spots can occur on ceilings, baseboards, floors, and even walls when water is leaking behind them. Watermarks can be brown, yellow, and gray in appearance and will often change in color, shape, and size over time. If you notice any water posts or staining in your home, waste no time getting them checked out. The sooner you find and stop the source of the water, the less the damage will be.
  • Peeling, flaking, cracking, and bubbling paint on walls and ceilings occurs when too much water builds up behind the walls. The water is looking for a place to go as it soaks through the wall, so it bubbles up behind the wall which will eventually cause the paint to crack, peel, and flake off. Water blisters can occur on ceilings when water has pooled in a certain area and, when the weight gets too much, can pop and spill that water all over your home. Any changes in walls or ceilings should be inspected for water damage. 
  • If you notice a pool or puddle of water on the ground near a sink, toilet, or other fixture or appliance and it returns after you wipe it up, you probably have a leak. Leaks can cause water to gather and build up in one area and often are dismissed by thinking they are just accidental spills. If you keep noticing pooling water in a specific area, and it keeps returning, you have a leak somewhere that needs to be addressed. 
  • Strong, musty odors often accompany water damage. Damp materials have a distinct smell that is hard to miss and does not resolve itself unless completely dried. IF you smell a musty odor that is persistent and maybe even getting stronger, check the area for water damage and mold growth (as a result of water damage). 

If you have noticed any of the above signs in your Anchorage home, or suspect that there is water damage somewhere, do not hesitate to call TCM Restoration. We offer water damage restoration services here in Anchorage and have been in the business of restoring homes since 1996. We know how to identify water damage, stop the source, and then restore damages done all while making sure you are satisfied with the outcome. Do not let any of these signs go untreated and call TCM when you need water damage restoration.