Water damage in your home is a huge problem. With recent flooding throughout the state and more expected throughout the summer, it is no wonder why people everywhere are wondering what kind of long-term effects could this damage can have on their homes. Water damage can cause thousands of dollars in damage and long term effects on your home. So what kind of long term effects does water damage have on your home? Let’s take a look!
Causes of Water Damage
There are several possible causes for your home’s water damage. One of the most popular causes of water damage in your home is broken fixtures and appliances. From leaking dishwashers to disconnected washer hoses to leaking pipes, there is always a danger of damage in your home as long as there are pipes and appliances that use water. Another cause of damage could be from the outside of your home. Flash floods, water seeping into your home, and improper drainage systems are all causes of water damage. Floods and storms can wreak havoc on your home and cause severe damage if your home doesn’t have the proper waterproofing.
Long-Term Effects on Your Home
When a flood does occur in your home, it can soil your home’s fixtures and cause long term damage. Flood waters can seep into your carpets and flooring, ruin your furniture, get into your walls and insulation, and cause mold to go. Even if you think you have cleaned everything up, it is important to remove everything the flood waters have touched that could have water damage. Not removing water logged items or even damp items could lead to mold growing in your home. Mold can cause a variety of health effects like respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and infections.
There are many different things that can cause damage in your home. But it is important to clean it up as soon as possible to avoid the long-term effects of flood damage. For more information on keeping your home safe from water damage, call All Aspects Waterproofing!
Long-Term Effects of Water Damage
If you are ready to get a professional mold inspection at a home you are looking to buy or the home you currently own, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook,Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.