Warping of the Walls by Water Damage

Water damage causes exposure to excessive moisture or water infiltration into the wall, and the result is a warped wall. This common issue occurs when water seeps into the structural components of a building, such as drywall or wood framing, leading to swelling, distortion, or warping of these materials. Which is why you have to face costly repairs and structural damage as well.

Perfect inspection, identification, and remediation of water damage by professionals can prevent further deterioration and maintain integrity. So without further ado, contact a restoration expert for your commercial and residential property.

Common Types of Water Damage Cause Warping of the Wall

  • Roof Leaks: Allow water to penetrate into the walls, especially if it goes undetected for an extended period.
  • Plumbing Leaks: Burst pipes, leaky faucets, or faulty plumbing can result in water seeping into walls.
  • Floods: Whether from natural disasters or plumbing failures, can saturate walls with water.
  • High Humidity: Prolonged exposure to high humidity levels can lead to moisture absorption by walls.
  • Foundation Issues: If the foundation of a building is compromised, it can allow water to seep into the basement or crawl space.
  • Gutter Problems: Clogged or damaged gutters can result in rainwater overflowing and running down the exterior walls.
  • Backup Sewer Systems: Sewer backups contaminate the building and cause extensive damage.

Can We Do When Warped Walls Occur?

Warped walls are a concerning issue in any structure. When faced with warped walls, it's crucial to take immediate action to assess the extent of the damage and address the root cause. Ignoring warped walls can lead to further structural issues and increased maintenance costs.

If you notice a warped wall, then you should take the following steps:

  • Assess the extent of the warping.
  • Identify the cause of the warping.
  • Seek professional advice if necessary.
  • Consider repair or replacement options.
  • Take preventive measures to avoid future warping risks.

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First Response Restoration has over 30 years of experience in the fields of water, fire, storm, and disaster restoration. Our IICRC-certified technicians have the expertise and skills to restore properties to their pre-damage conditions.

Our hardworking team is ready for 24/7 emergency response within a 45-minute response time. To schedule our appointment, contact us online or call us at 914-268-6141 for further details. We offer a free, no-obligation mold removal quote!