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During monsoon season, the rains provide much-needed relief for New Mexico. However, they can also pose a threat to your home. The buildup of water on your roof can lead to severe damage, potentially causing your ceiling to leak affecting the interior and your possessions. You can rely on American Restoration Water & Fire for assistance in such cases. But it’s worth noting that observing the following signs is crucial to help prevent further water damage before our experts arrive. If you suspect that your ceiling has been damaged by water, watch out for the signs below:

Visible Staining 

Check your ceiling for any signs of discoloration or stained spots. When moisture seeps through your exterior protection, it can accumulate above your roof and cause the area to become excessively wet. Burst pipes, poor ventilation, or heavy rainfall can all contribute to this damage. These spots are commonly brown or yellowish in color and are easily recognizable. It is crucial to address this issue promptly to prevent further damage.

Strange Odors

If you walk into your home and get a whiff of an earthy-smelling aroma, water is likely damaging your ceiling. The musty scent is probably caused by moisture and mold accumulation, which can warp the ceiling framework in due course. As the moisture accumulation progresses, the odor will intensify.

Warped Ceiling

If your ceiling has experienced notable water damage, you may notice it bending or distorting, an evident sign of water damage. This type is also likely at a later stage than other signs of water damage, indicating that the ceiling material is now close to fully compromised.

If you think your home has sustained water damage, contacting American Restoration Water & Fire swiftly is crucial! Check your ceiling for any signs of staining or warping, and if you detect any unusual odors, do not hesitate to contact us. Water damage can significantly damage your property, regardless of the cause, and requires swift action. Call us at (505) 206-5277 any time, any day of the week, and we will respond promptly throughout New Mexico.