Water damage in and of itself can cause a lot of damage, whether it comes from an inside source like a burst pipe or from an outside source like the recent Dam break in Oroville California. Water damage, if not cleaned up and mitigated properly, can lead to some unpleasant side effects in your home. Below we list the top 3 side effects of Water Damage and how we can help you fix any water damage issue you are having whether its your home or business.
One of the most common side effects of water damage is mold growth. Mold grows best in places that are damp and warm, so inside your home is a perfect environment. If you have had a water event in your home, you need to make sure you either dispose of or suck every last drop of water out of wood, drywall, carpet and fabrics. If you don’t, mold growth is a good possibility.
Water damage that isn’t properly dealt with can cause structural damage down the line. One of the most common structural problems related to water damage is rotting of wood studs and flooring. Rotted flooring and studs can cause serious structural problems in your home that can be expensive to fix.
Water damage that is not cleaned up properly can lead to bad smells, especially in carpet and rugs. Water, even from a fairly clean source, can have bacteria in it that can lead to mildewy smells or even worse. Any carpet or fabrics that have come in contact with water, especially contaminated water, should probably be thrown out, along with any carpet padding. If you do intend to salvage them, they need to be thoroughly dried out, and it also is a good idea to have them chemically cleaned and treated.
If you have sustained water damage in your home, the best course of action is to have a professional water restoration company take care of your cleanup efforts. At Rocky Mountain Restoration, we offer emergency water and cleanup any time of the night or day.
Call our Water Damage Experts for help at 480-309-2524