What can Wetness do to Your Home?
Simply because your home isn’t on the coastline or near a body of water like a creek, lake, or river, doesn’t mean you’ll never experience water damage of some type. Anyone can have a bathtub or sink overflow, a washing machine overflow or even a water heater burst.
When any of that happens, it is important to get it cleaned up and dried out as fast as possible. Water Damage of any type can lead to destruction and will ruin everything it comes in contact with, especially the furniture and the walls, the carpeting, and carpet padding. When water is left to stand, it seeps into baseboards and up the walls. It will weaken your home’s structure. If the water leakage is happening on an upper floor or the attic, there is the risk of the ceiling getting water-logged and spreading debris, dust, and insulation all into the lower level living space.
To minimize the damage to your home’s interior and your personal items, it is important to eliminate all the humidity and moisture immediately. Any equipment that generates heat like computers and televisions will increase the humidity, making mold and mildew grow faster.
Once mold and mildew form, severe respiratory problems are likely with the allergens that are produced. Family members will be prone to rashes, red eyes, and runny noses as well as sneezing. Anyone with breathing problems like asthma will suffer.
If you experience any flooding in your home, don’t hesitate and call a professional company that can remove the water and dry your home out quickly. The sooner you act, the better for your home’s structure and everyone inside.