Potential Effects of Water Damage

Rampant mold growth

Mold plays one of the most fundamental roles in nature, while this is undisputedly true mold is the last thing you want in your home. It takes only 24-48 hours for mold to start growing in a damp or waterlogged area. The worst part is mold does not need any form of terrestrial support to grow, from carpets to clothing predicting where mold will strike is next to impossible. Water Damage

 

Among other damages, mold breaks down the integrity of your home, causes allergic reactions

and propagates other health complications. In extreme cases mold has led to the condemnation of some buildings.

Damaged appliances, gas line, and wiring

Switching off your gas line and electric connection is the basic things you should do in case of flood clean up. No matter the severity, you should always make sure that you have switched off all the appliances, disconnected the gas lines and electric connections. Home Flood Damage

A few inches of water in your crawlspace or basement is enough to cause damage to a very large extent. When water gets absorbed in wood, after some time the wood starts rotting, the rotting wood not only decreases the integrity of the house, it also makes the value of the house decrease.

Bacteria growth

The number one rule when it comes to water damage is, the longer you wait the worse it gets. This is particularly true when it comes to growth of bacteria, after some time the category 1 water will turn to category 2 water and finally category 3 water which is the most toxic and contains illnesses such as tetanus, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and many lethal diseases. Flood Damage Cleanup Services

 

One of the crucial steps to preventing these scary conditions from occurring is to ensure the area is completely dried out before reconstruction is done. Furthermore, do not clean up yourself due to potential hazards such as exposure to asbestos, do not rush to reconstruct take time and assess the damage before making the next move. Water Damage Restoration