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Is Your Apartment Safe from Water Damage? Not if You Have Neighbors!

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Whenever moisture makes its way into your apartment, there is a possibility that your unit can get negatively affected, resulting in water damage. Many times, your apartment can suffer from water damage without you even noticing it, because the source is actually coming from your neighbor’s apartment!

When water damage happens to your apartment

Moisture can soak into your unit from other apartments, and you might not even realize it. Unfortunately, if you don’t spot the damage right away, it can get worse. Wet materials in other parts of the building can cause humidity to rise inside the entire complex. Humidity can cause water damage issues with your apartment’s contents and building materials even if nothing inside your unit comes into direct contact with moisture. It may be as minor as simply experiencing a mold or mildew odor in your apartment. However, if the water continues to seep and ultimately enters your apartment, more damage can be done.

How to tell if you have water damage

As mentioned above, unseen water damage is often noticed because of the presence of a moldy odor. Upon further inspection, you may find additional damage, such as small mildew spots on walls or ceilings, slightly buckled walls, floors or ceilings, or other stains. If the water leak is actually in your own apartment, a loss of water pressure or hot spots on your floor may indicate a water pipe leak. If you experience any of these, or otherwise suspect water damage, it’s best to call in the pros.

Call SERVPRO for water damage issues

If you know there is a plumbing failure inside your building or even suspect you or your neighbor has water issues; it is wise to call in the professionals at SERVPRO. Our highly trained team can tell you if there is water damage inside your apartment unit. Our technicians are trained to be able to tell if excessive moisture has affected your dwelling or not. We know where to look and how to check for problems. Through the combination of training and experience, we can tell you whether there is an issue inside your home. Our SERVPRO technicians use their extensive training achieved by their completion of IICRC certification programs to determine where moisture could have entered your apartment unit. We know how water travels through a structure as well as we know how buildings get built so that we have a good idea of how liquid moves through your apartment complex. Once we get a good idea of where moisture could be, we utilize advanced technology to determine the moisture content of your structural components and personal possessions.  

If you ever hear about a water leak taking place in an apartment unit near yours, then call SERVPRO of Central Phoenix at (602) 386-4268 for fast 24/7 service. Address the water damage before it gets worse, call in the water damage remediation experts today!

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