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Is a Musty Smell a Sign of Water Damage?

Musty Smell a Sign of Water Damage

That smell in your garage, basement, bathroom, kitchen, or room could be water damage.

We’ve all experienced it before. You walk into a person’s home, cabin, garage, or store and are immediately hit with that musty or wet smell. Don’t let your home be the one people think smells like that!

This musty smell is usually caused by past water damage that has gotten into the walls, floors, or other areas of a building. And although it may not always be detectable by a human nose, this water damage can have very negative impacts on the building it’s in.

Water damage can result in mold or mildew growth within the walls of a home or building. Certain kinds of molds can make your visitors and family feel like they have a cold, with symptoms including watery eyes, sore throat, coughing, and sneezing.

If you smell that musty smell in your home, or if your loved ones are experiencing a cold that just does seem to go away, you might have water damage in your home.

Possible sources of this water damage could be the following:

  • Pipe leak
  • Rain or snowstorm
  • Sprinklers from fire
  • Toilet leak
  • Gutter leak

Contact Burke's Restoration today if you think you may have water damage or mold in your home or building. Our experts can quickly examine the area and help provide the best process for you and your family to make your spaces safe and livable again.

What Customers Say About Burke's Restoration


“Bret was very professional, he explained everything he was going to do before he did it. He was on time everyday, and answered all my questions. He made sure the all any moisture was had dried and got the room ready for new flooring. Thank you Bret for all your hard work!!”

“Cyndy Miller is the most amazing lady. After we lost our house through a fire, Cyndy was there like an angle. Cyndy was so passionate and caring; personable, yet professional. Although we can't wait to move back in to our home, it will be bitter-sweet realizing that she won't be around. My wife and I will certainly miss her.”

“Burke’s DKI came to the rescue when my kitchen suffered water damage. They were efficient, knowledgeable, professional and had the proper tools to do the best job. I would definitely recommend Burke’s DKI to anyone faced with damage cleanup. Thanks to Derek, Josh and Cobe!”

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