Water damage can come from a number of sources that include roof leaks and burst or leaking pipes.  Often times these can go undetected for a prolonged amount of time which means that the damage can grow.

Mold Growth

If you are faced with an inundation of water it is recommended that you begin cleaning and drying your property within 24 to 48 hours in order to reduce mold growth. If the water damage is left too long the mold that grows can cause a number of serious health issues.  common side effects of untreated mold growth includes asthma, allergic reactions, and other respiratory issues.  Because of these health threatening side effects it is imperative to call an expert like RestorePro to help you save your home and your health.

Even though you may begin the drying and cleaning process as soon as possible there can still be mold growth in areas that are not visible to the naked eye.  Simply drying and cleaning visible surfaces isn’t enough to keep mold from growing.  You’ll need immediate and professional help to ensure your home is mold free!

Structural and Property Damage

Once the walls, floors, and ceilings of your home has been exposed to water the structure supports of your home can weaken significantly.  Damage to the structural elements can end up costing thousands of dollars to repair and if left untreated, can lead to toxic mold growth and/ or exposure to sewage.

Sewage Exposure

Raw sewage is highly toxic and harmful to your health.  It contains viruses, parasites, and bacteria such as E. coli.  There may also be pesticides and other chemicals that are harmful.  Illnesses like cholera, tetanus, hepatitis, dysentery, and tuberculosis can all be contracted from contaminated water like sewage.  To prevent being exposed to these dangers that can be caused by water damage make sure to call a professional such as RestorePro!  We are knowledgeable and ready to help you clean up your property and safeguard your family from dangerous contaminants that can be carried by contaminated water.

Other Dangers

Mold, structural damage, and sewage are there major dangers associated with water damage, but there are many others you should consider as well.  If your home is older it is possible that it contains asbestos or lead paint.  During the restoration process, you must be careful to not disturb these materials as they are highly toxic.

Additionally, make sure that you thoroughly dry, clean, and inspect the water damaged areas as they can weaken over time if the flood restoration is not completed correctly.  Don’t take any short cuts and give the professionals at RestorePro a call today!

We have been helping homes suffering from water damage for nearly two decades!  If your home is in need of water damage repair or restoration, give us a call at 1-800-847-0114 or check us out on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.  Our trained professionals are prepared to help you and your family save your home and your peace of mind!