Water damage presents dangers that you may not be aware of. If not address properly or on time, this could compromise the structural integrity of your property and expose your family to health risks and safety hazards. On top of that, neglecting water damage in Colorado Springs home or business, no matter how small, could subject you to potential headaches when you talk to your insurance provider later on.
1. Molds and mildew
Leaky pipes and seepage could create an environment for molds and mildew to thrive. You don’t want these things you growing and spreading inside your home. Molds can cause health problems such as allergies, headaches, fatigues, and respiratory infections. The smallest leak can cause molds to grow in as short as 24 hours. Upon detection of any signs of mold, it’s a good idea to call water damage professionals immediately. Molds can be scrubbed off but it’s possible for them to regrow if the microscopic spores aren’t eliminated.
2. Structural problems
In recent decades, we’ve been seeing more of construction materials that are more resistant against water, and even fires. It’s now easier for builders to take measures against potential water damage right at the building stage. But if the property has been built a long time ago, chances are, it’s more vulnerable to water damage that could weaken structural components including the roof, ceilings, floors, walls, and even the foundation.
3. Electrical Problems
Water damage is especially dangerous if it compromises electrical wiring, which can lead to power shortages, damaged appliances, and electrocution. If your home becomes flooded orif you detect even the slightest sign of water damage, the first thing to do is calling water damage professionals. If it’s safe to do so, turn off the main power source immediately.
4. Harmful Microbes and Parasites
Standing water is a likely source for bacteria and germs that are potentially dangerous to your health. If the water damage is caused by a backed up sewer, then the water that made itself into your home is even more toxic. Professional cleanup and restoration is definitely needed to get rid of harmful bacteria.
5. Toxic Chemicals
In some cases, floods that entered your home may have brought with them hazardous chemicals that may cause damage to your property. Or, water filling up your basement due to a burst pipe may have mixed with household chemicals that will leave the whole are contaminated.
Rare Restoration & Cleaning have the equipment and the team to deal with all these dangers, and much more. Call us for help with your water damage problems and we will immediately get to work getting your home safe and healthy again in the soonest time possible.
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