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Water Stains on Your Walls Can Signal Water Damage in Your Nashville Home

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Stains on Your Walls Can Signal Water Damage in Your Nashville Home Nashville Water Stains Indicate Problems

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Water stains develop after water has saturated an area. These stains can happen on clothing, upholstery, drapes, and even walls. Many homes across the country have them on walls and ceilings. Getting rid of them seems like it would be easy to do, but they often reappear. Even painting after priming the wall where these are present does not always seem to work.

In Nashville, many of the homes were built a while ago, and these stains can indicate underlying water damage. Older homes have windows that, as the house continues to settle, shift and lose their weather-tightness. Torrential rains and even snow can enter around these frames, and saturate the wall with moisture.

Many homeowners ignore these problems because the floor itself may remain dry. However, if the wall is wet, and this repeatedly happens, over time, this can create a problem inside the interior of the wall. A potential problem for another discussion is the proliferation of mold. Insulation can disintegrate, and other secondary water damage issues can arise. When insulation disintegrates, it loses its ability to keep cold air out and warm air in, and vice versa, creating a higher electric and gas bill for you and a strong transference of heat.

Other situations include the ceiling when water enters through the roof. Ceilings can have water stains, also. Water damage can include problems with lights and fans located in the ceiling, just as it can with outlets located on the wall under windows. Duct work tubes made of metal in the attic can become rusted and cause your furnace and cooling system to work harder than they should have to keep your home at the desired temperature.

Newer homes can also have water stains. Indicative of slowly accumulating water that creeps across the interior side of the exterior surface, they may appear soon after, but not immediately, substantial rainfall. Having a newer home is not a guarantee that water damage cannot happen.

If you have noticed that you have water stains on your walls or ceiling, call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Nashville. We can put an end to the water damage wherever it exists, and keep it from happening again. Call us, 24/7, at (615) 331-0200 and not only will we get rid of that embarrassing water stain, but we can make sure it does not return again.