Water damage is a common problem. Most homes will have water damage at some point. There are a lot of myths about water damage.
Myth: Insurance Will not pay for Water Damage
Fact: In most cases, home insurance and renters insurance will pay for water damage. However, every company is different. Make sure that you ask your insurance provider if they will pay for water damage.
Myth: You can Take Care of Water Damage Yourself
Fact: You should always call a professional if your home has water damage. If water damage is not handled properly, then mold can develop. You may also end up spending more money in the long run if you do not get water damage repaired by a professional.
Myth: Water Removal can Wait
Fact: You do not want to wait. The longer you wait, the more likely your home is to develop mold. The water may also damage your floor and possessions.
Myth: Water Damage is not There if you Cannot see It
Fact: You may not be able to see the water damage. The water may in the ceiling or walls. A professional will be able to find the hidden water.
Myth: Water Removal is the Only Thing That is Necessary
Fact: Water removal is the first step. However, there are several other things that need to be done after all of the water is removed. The professional will have to sanitize and disinfect the area. They will also have to apply an anti-fungicide to the area in order to prevent mold from growing.
Myth: Water Damage Does not Smell
Fact: Mold has a musky smell. Not only does mold smell, but it can also cause health problems. Skin irritations, watery eyes, coughing and wheezing are some of the symptoms that may develop from mold exposure.