Water damage to a basement can reveal itself in different ways. One way is by the presence of Efflorescence. This consist of a white chalky stain that forms around the wet or damp area. When water evaporates it leaves behind minerals causing the white chalky stains. Efflorescence can occur in cracks, along the wall and floors. If the water source remains available, the Efflorescence will continue to go. If left untreated it will begin lifting and damaging the concrete coating. It is not harmful and can be cleaned easily.
If your basement is showing signs of water damage call your local SERVPRO for water mitigation. SERVPRO of The Quad Cities professionals have the advanced training and equipment needed to clean or restore your home. Start you mitigation before further damage occurs. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services.