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While water damage is a massive issue, many people can go weeks or sometimes even months before even noticing any damage. This is what makes water damage so tricky. The sooner water damage can be identified, the sooner it can be fixed and the easier the task is on every person involved in this case. With that being said, what causes water damage and how can you identify this problem?
In this article, we will be answering these questions as well as diving deeper into how to restore and repair water damage. Continue reading below to learn more.
Each of these factors are a common sign of structural damage caused by water. Water damage to a home can potentially make the home inhospitable if not treated properly. In fact, in some cases the water damage may not be treated at all. This is an extremely dangerous and potentially harmful scenario.
Now that we have a better understanding of the most common types of water damage, let us go on ahead to what exactly caused water damage to begin with. Continue reading below to learn more.
Water damage can be caused by a plethora of things. These things may include – but are not limited to:
1. Broken Pipes
First things first, we have already gone over the damage that broken pipes may cause to a home. However, how do pipes burst to begin with? More often than not, water pipes tend to burst during the winter months. This is due to the fact that the freezing cold weather exposes the pipes which can lead to expansion. This can often lead them to the risk of bursting. This, of course, may result in extensive water damage and even more costly repairs in addition to all of this. So, with all of this being said, how can you notice a broken pipe before it becomes a greater risk? Broken pipes are often easy to spot and can be noted in the earlier stages.
One example of a broken pipe can include a backed up toilet or sink in the home. Another easy-to-spot problem can include gutter system failure. However, with this being said, broken pipes can sometimes cause problems that tend to develop more gradually, making them a bit more difficult to notice. This in turn can lead to extensive damage and costly repairs.
2. Leaky Roofs
It goes without saying that a leaky roof can result in an excess of water leaking into your home. This in turn can cause a great deal of water damage. More often than not, leaky roofs are often a result of older or more damaged roofs. These tend to get worse with heavier rainfall or snowfall during the colder months.
However, leaky roofs can also occur slowly and over time. This is when it can be a potentially dangerous situation as many homeowners often will not notice their leaky roofs until the damage has already began taking its toll on the home.
Last but not least on this list we have condensation. This is one of the most common causes of water damage, especially in older homes. Condensation often occurs when air conditioning units begin to leak. This often occurs when these air conditioning systems fail to be properly maintained, causing them malfunction over a period of time.
This can result in condensation which can penetrate through walls, floors and ceilings. If this is not treated immediately, this condensation can often to lead to mold causing larger health risks.
It is clear that water damage can lead to many different health risks as well financial tolls and physical damage to a property. Below, we will be going into more detail as to what these risks entail. Continue reading below to learn more about these common water damage risks.
When it comes to dealing with mold, black mold is the most dangerous kind of all. Not only is black mold extremely harmful for your home but it can also cause harm to your overall health. Therefore, it is important to catch black mold before in the early stages or work to prevent it at all costs. In order to learn how to eliminate as well as prevent black mold, you must also first be able to identity it. With that being said, how can you identify black mold? Black mold typically grows on drywall or wood and thrives in specifically damp areas. Due to the fact that black mold often grows inside walls, most people within the building can smell the black mold before it is even visible. Therefore, if you find that there is a lingering smell within the building, it might be a good idea to have this looked at sooner than later.
In order to prevent any dangers to your health, here are a few simple steps to take in order to prevent the growth of mold within your building:
Professional restoration services to a home may include the following:
Of course, the water damage restoration process may differ from scenario to scenario. This has to due with the extense of the damage as well as the sanitation requirement or any unforeseen outcomes and challenges throughout the entire process.
We have experience working with all insurance companies and can help you file a claim correctly, no matter where you are located.
If your damage is not covered by insurance we will work with you at an affordable cost while still providing the same high quality work and desired results.
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