Many times, water in your Phoenix-area home will be evident due to a flood or a burst pipe. But in many other situations, it may not be so readily evident that you have a water problem.

Here are the Top 3 signs to look for that may tip you off that water is getting into your home.

Water spot or discoloration
One of the telltale signs that you have a hidden leak or water issue is a water spot or discoloration on a surface. These usually pop up on a ceiling or wall, but you might also notice such a spot on flooring. Don’t assume this is from an old water issue and don’t ignore it. It could be a sign of an active leak, so you should have it investigated.

Moisture in basements and attics
Another sign that you may have a water problem is the presence of moisture in areas where it is likely to be found. This can include your attic or a basement or crawl space. The presence of moisture, such as dampness on flooring, can indicate that water is creeping into your home. If you notice this more frequently after rain, then it can indicate you have a leak in your roof or foundation.

Mold or mildew
Sometimes you never even notice evidence of the water itself. Instead, you see signs of the aftermath. If you find mold or mildew in your home in a place you wouldn’t expect it, then it’s likely a sign that you have a had some kind of a leak, either from a pipe or a leaky roof. Don’t just clean up the mold and assume the problem is taken care of. The leak is likely still occurring and can create more mold or even more serious damage.

Whenever you do find water damage or mold, it’s important to have the area inspected. If you need work done, such as mold removal and remediation, be sure to call our water damage professionals to do the work.