Immediate Response To Water Damage
Water damage requires immediate cleanup for many reasons. Many people put off small water damage issues in hopes they will go away on their own – or simply because the damage doesn’t seem severe enough to warrant the time and money needed to fix the problem and the damage it has caused. However, it’s in your best interest to take care of water damage – the origin and the damage itself – as quickly as possible, and here’s why:
One of the most obvious reasons is mold. Mold can start to grow within 48-72 hours of water to surface contact. Mold spores are carried into the home by open doors and windows or even on your own clothing. They fly willy-nilly without our knowledge and when they find a wet surface and a little bit of time, look out! Mold damage can be not only destructive to the surface it has decided to plant itself on, it’s also not healthy to have around the home. Mold can wreak havoc on a home and your health.
Water damages any organic material it comes into contact with. Wood floors, drywall, fabric, wallpaper, paneling, etc., will deteriorate with water damage. If taken care of quickly enough, you can save yourself time and money – especially if you don’t know what is causing the damage. A leaky pipe behind a wall may go unnoticed for months except for that spot on the ceiling that appears to be growing. Contacting a water restoration company to help you determine the cause and solution is your best course of action when you see water damage in your home.