Common Issues In Water Damage Cleanup
Apart from the common type of destruction caused by water damage, there are also many other, less thought of, hazards that come as a result. It’s important to know all the different types of issues you may encounter when dealing with water damage cleanup. If you’re not aware of all of these, you may not be aware of the additional damage done to your home. Below are some of the most common issues homeowners deal with when recovering from water damage. The best fix to all of these issues is to hire a professional restoration contractor to handle all the dirty work for you. In the Rockford area, Perfection Restoration is one such company that is capable of assisting you with all your cleaning and restoration needs.
Mold Damage and Growth
Although the water itself may be removed from your home in a relatively short time, the resulting mold could remain there for a very long time if not quickly taken care of. Mold thrives in warm, moist environments meaning a home suffering from the effects of a flood is the perfect breeding ground for it. Don’t underestimate the damage mold can cause to your home is not quickly taken care of.
While mold brings with it possible health concerns, there are also other, more toxic health risks that accompany water damage. One of which is when toxic, black water floods into your home. Blackwater is hazardous groundwater or sewer water. It can carry toxic bacteria or diseases with it. Do all you can to avoid water such as that if you find it in your home.
Drywall is an important part of the internal structure of your home. If it gets soaked from flood water, minor damage such as staining the paint finish can lead to serious damage like decay or a bulge in the wallboard. Since the drywall is behind your wall, you may not notice that it has been damaged at first. If it has been affected by water damage, you may need to tear it out and replace it with completely new drywall, and the sooner you do it, the better.
Termites and Other Pests
Since your home will be left damp by all the water, it can become a breeding ground for termites and other undesirable pests. Insects such as these thrive in environments like this and grow and reproduce quickly causing you to have a serious insect problem before long.
There are many underestimated dangers of water damage that can lead to serious issues if not addressed in a timely manner. Those up above are just a few of those side-effects caused by water damage. The best way to deal with water damage clean up and to have it done the right way is to call the professionals at Perfection Restoration in the Rockford area. We are here for you to help you overcome each and every one of your issues caused by water damage.