The Dangers of Hidden Water Damage

Water damage can be both seen and hidden and both types need to be addressed quickly to prevent major problems. Especially critical is the hidden water damage as this type of water damage can go undiagnosed for a long time, creating structural issues in the home as well as health issues for the home’s residents.

Structural Damage

Water adversely affects nearly all building materials in some way. Rotting of wall supports, floor joists and roofing materials, drywall, plaster and concrete can cause structural failures of interior walls, floors or even the roof! Visible signs of structural damage can be as simple as a stain or more serious like cracking or even sagging walls or roofs.

Property Damage

Wood/tile flooring, wall paneling, appliances and furniture are also adversely affected by water. Wet furniture, for example, can be a breeding ground for molds, bacteria and viruses if not properly treated. Appliances can have their electrical systems compromised and wiring inside the walls can be damaged and possibly cause short circuits or even fires.

Physical Damage

Untreated water damage can be a breeding ground for a variety of toxic substances from bacteria, viruses and black mold. All of these can cause physical symptoms and illnesses in the home’s residence and can be serious health concerns, especially for children.

Don’t Delay Your Repairs!

The key to dealing with water damage is to take action within 24 hours. Dealing with the damage immediately lowers the risk of any health problems and minimizes the amount of damage caused by the water, thereby reducing your repair costs.

Our Emergency Water Removal and Extraction Teams have state-of-the-art equipment to find hidden water damage and to make sure all water is removed to prevent further damage, saving your family from health problems and huge repair projects. We have teams in your area ready to handle your emergency water removal needs, and our 60-minute response time means immediate action!!

Call today and let us take the worry out of your flood problems!!

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