Walls are frequently affected when there’s flooding, leaks, or other water problems in Salinas, California.
You can notice some signs of damage easily, but some are harder to see until the damage is serious.
If you don’t act quickly, the damage can spread fast, causing bigger problems that are more costly to fix.
How Do We Detect Moisture in the Walls?
Wet Patches on Lower Walls:
If there are big patches of damage on the bottom parts of your walls, it might be rising damp. This happens when moisture moves up from the ground. It can damage your walls, cause mold, and make the wallpaper peel off.
If you notice a strong, musty smell coming from your walls, it’s a sign of water damage. It might not be visible, but water might be leaking inside your walls, causing the smell. Until the leak is fixed, the smell and potential health issues won’t go away.
Visible Mold or Mildew:
Mold looks like colorful blotches on your walls. It can grow quickly, especially on drywall, and not only does it look bad, but it’s also bad for your health and can harm your walls’ structure.
Bubbling or Peeling Wallpaper/Paint:
When a wall gets too wet, it can crack and cause the wallpaper or paint to bubble and peel. Just painting over it won’t solve the issue.
To find out the problem before it gets worse, we use a moisture meter. This tool measures the moisture inside your walls. We need to make a small hole in the wall and slide the meter in, and it will tell how much moisture is there.