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.

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