Secondary Damage Problems After Water Damage Occurs

Water damage is frustrating enough, but it often leads to other problems homeowners have to deal with. If you have recently had water damage in your home, you should also be on the lookout for other damage. Here are some of the most common secondary problems you might face after your home has had water damage. water damage atlanta ga

1. Mold

The fastest and most common problem that goes hand in hand with water damage is mold and mildew growth. It can begin to form in as little as 24 hours after water damage initially occurs. Mold is more than just unsightly spots on your walls and ceiling—it also affects the air you breathe and is hazardous to your health. If you have experienced water damage in your home, there is a high chance there is also mold that will need to be removed. 

2. Damaged Electric Wiring

If the wiring in your home has gotten wet, it can cause big problems. Water damage in your walls can cause electric wiring to malfunction and short-circuit, leaving you without power. They can also cause a spark to ignite, which can lead to a house fire. It is hazardous for your electric wiring to get wet. If you have experienced water damage and you are afraid it has affected your electricity, you should get it checked to see if any repairs are needed to protect you from these problems.

3. Softened Wood

Severe water damage that has reached inside your walls and ceiling can affect the structural integrity of your home. This damage can include the wood that makes up your home’s frames. In extreme cases, the wood can get soaked through, as can the other materials in the walls, such as drywall and insulation. Because there is little ventilation in these places, it is unlikely that these materials will dry out on their own. Not only will mold begin to form, but it can cause the wood to soften, warp, and rot. Damaged wood is very dangerous for your home; if it becomes severe, you may need to vacate while restoration professionals complete the restorations.

4. Bug Infestations

Bugs and insects thrive in moist, warm environments, and a water-damaged home is the perfect place for them. A home with unrepaired water damage can become a breeding ground for all creepy crawly pests. It invites them to infest your home. As bugs and insects enter your home, you might also experience damage caused by termites as well. To keep your home safe from all sorts of unwanted pests,  be sure to clean up water damage immediately. Using a professional water damage restoration company is an essential step in ensuring the damage is not only repaired but the moisture is completely removed and cleaned.

Water Damage—Atlanta, Georgia

Water damage cleanup and restoration is no joke and should take place immediately after water damage occurs. Call us at Serenity Restoration to help with the water damage repairs in your Atlanta home to keep you safe

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