The Biggest Risks of Unrepaired Water Damage

Water Damage-Atlanta, Georgia

Water damage is a common home disaster. Many homeowners who experience flooding may dry up the initial water and leave the rest of the restoration for later because it does not seem that bad. However, unrepaired water damage can be dangerous in your home. Waiting too long to repair water damage can lead to all sorts of other problems.

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Mold

Where there is water damage, there is mold. It can take as little as twenty-four hours for mold to begin to form after water damage and flooding occur. Mold can cause structural damage to the surfaces where it grows as the moisture is not removed. It is also bad for your health to live with mold, especially for a long time. It can make you very sick, particularly if you have asthma, allergies, or other respiratory illnesses. To keep yourself and your home safe, it is best to prevent mold from growing by repairing water damage immediately. 

Structural Damage

Water can ruin many of the materials that make up the structure of your home. It can soak into the drywall and soften it. Water can ruin insulation as it fills with moisture and begins to grow mold. If mold begins to grow in these materials, they will likely need to be replaced.  If left unattended, water damage will soak into wood and be unable to dry out on its own, making it softer and more likely to crack and warp. Carpets and furniture can be ruined beyond repair if they are not dried properly after water damage occurs. 

Fixing these structural problems becomes more complicated and expensive the longer you wait to take care of the water damage. Water damage can also affect the resale value of your home. Leaving water damage and moisture for a long time can ruin your home and make it dangerous to continue to live there.

Electric Damage

Water damage that gets into your wall can be a big problem for your electricity. Wet electric wiring can be a risk of causing electric shock to anyone who touches the standing water surrounding it. Water can also cause electric wires to spark, which will put your home at risk of a fire. Electric wiring needs to be checked after water damage occurs to make sure this is not a risk.

What To Do About It?

A professional water damage restoration company is the best way to remove all water damage and preserve your home. They will not only soak up the water from flooding but they will also remove all of the trapped moisture that might have soaked into your floors or walls. They will be able to make sure mold is not forming, and if it is, they will be able to get rid of it and completely dry the moisture so it doesn’t come back.

If you have experienced water damage or flooding in your Atlanta home, do not wait to get it taken care of. Call Serenity Restoration to help you get it cleaned up and protect your home from worse damage.

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