Three Ways Water Damage Can Harm Your Home and Your Family

Water damage is something that can happen to anyone. It can be caused by flooding from severe storms, burst pipes, plumbing backups, or other sources. While it may seem as though the worst part of water damage is the cleanup, there are actually a lot of ways that water damage can harm your home and family.

Rot and Mold

When water sits on floors and walls for more than a few days, it can seep behind the paint or wall covering into the guts of the wall itself. This can cause drywall and other materials to become extremely weak. If you have a load-bearing wall that gets water damage, you could be putting your safety at risk. In these cases the water damage causes rot and mold that eat away at the boards inside the walls, requiring them to be replaced.

Erosion

Water damage can also cause problems with your foundation, basement, or other structural components. This is because large amounts of water can cause erosion around your home’s foundation. This type of water damage needs to be handled by a professional who understands the dangers and risks associated with foundation repair and shoring up loose soil.

You Family’s Health

Unresolved water damage is very detrimental to your family’s health. When water sits without being dried for more than 48 hours, mold begins to set in. Some mold can be easily cleaned, but other types of mold must be handled by a professional. In addition, water damage from contaminated water sources could cause severe illness if not treated and addressed.

If you have water damage to your home, you don’t want to put your family in danger. Contact us today for more information or to get started with an estimate.