When you are dealing with water damage, you should always try to act as quickly as possible because water will ruin almost everything. Also, as time passes, water can cause considerably more damage to your home way beyond the repair of water damage restoration. Citrus Springs might think that water damage is not as bad as wind damage or fire damage, but this is not the case. Water can be even more destructive because it soak into objects you cannot even see causing damage but also it creates hazardous mold that you cannot pinpoint where its source is. Listed below are the potential side effects of water damage if it is left uncorrected in your home.
Water Damage, The Early Stages
Standing water in your home for just a few minutes can have potentially irreversible effects. Some furniture and fabrics really do not do well with moisture and will lose their color or consistency of the fabric. If your furniture is wooden, wooden will absorb the water and swell causing it to delaminate. Within a few hours your home will be in desperate need of water damage restoration. Citrus Springs residents will start to lose the quality of their carpet from constantly leeching water, and with sitting water, smells and odors are amplified by the humidity and moisture. Must, dirt, pet dander, and possibly sewage can all be permeating from your home making it very uncomfortable to be in. Smells do not go away once the water is gone either, it takes a lot of work to make a room smell great again.
Days or Weeks of Water Damage
If you wait a couple of days or even weeks to contact someone about your situation and need for water damage restoration, Citrus Springs homeowners are in a whole lot of trouble. All wooden structures begin to swell and warp, causing them to split apart. Mold and other fungus will start to grow, sometimes in places you can’t see but you can surely smell it all throughout your residence. Wallpaper and paint will start to fall off and leave nasty water stains that are a pain to remove. If water damage is present for weeks in a home, it is not considered safe to live in. Occupants must be evacuated due to health hazards as people are sensitive to microbial growth and allergens. In a worse case scenario the home’s structural integrity is compromised, making it an expensive fix to get you back in your home.
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