What’s the Big Deal With Water Damage? | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews
It is probably no surprise that we are passionate about educating people about the dangers of water damage, but what does come as a surprise is how many people are unaware of the true damage it presents.
While a leaky roof or soggy basement may seem like routine home issues, damage caused by moisture is often far more serious than it gets credit for.
Between structural issues, the cost of restoration and the health hazards it can cause, water damage is not something to take lightly. When you discover water damage, treating it quickly is the best way to ensure these issues do not get out of hand and begin to compound.
The Dangerous Elements of Water Damage
The structural damage it can cause. First and foremost, the structural damage caused by moisture is an extremely serious thing. Not only can it cause damages that are cosmetic in nature, but water can also seep into your floor joists, impact the studs in your wall and undermine the entire structural integrity of your home if it is allowed to fester.
The costs it can present. While fortunately, many types of water damage are covered by insurance, the cost of restoring severe water damage is not always cheap. While you can (and should) claim it with your homeowners policy, this can cause your premium to go up and cost you money for years to come. The faster you pursue restoration, the less severe the water damage will be, which will generally lower your costs significantly.
The hazards it can lead to. While water damage can cause its own host of problems, it can also introduce a prime environment for mold and mildew to grow in the impacted areas. Mold and mildew thrive on moisture, so untreated water damage creates an ideal scenario for them to take hold and begin multiplying. This can lead to serious health effects for your family, even working its way into your central heat and air and spreading throughout the entire home.
If you have water damage in your household, you can depend on us to take care of it. Contact us today to learn more about our restoration process and how we can help restore your home after water damage.