When it comes to water damage, the degree of its severity can vary from water spots and spills, to catastrophic flooding. We think it’s important to know the causes and effects of water damage so that you can better protect and repair your home, in the event of a nasty leak, or even a natural disaster. And while the cleanup and restoration process can be daunting keep in mind that there are always professionals to help you along the way. The Steam Team is made up of professionals who are trained to tactfully and expertly handle these specific situations!
Common Causes of Water Damage
Let’s take a glance at the common causes of water damage. Most of the time, leaky appliances are to blame (broken dishwashers, refrigerators, or washing machines). Broken, decaying water pipes are dangerous as well. Leaky roofs or even cracked foundations are things to watch out for. Keep an eye out for these issues and repair them as soon as possible.
Common Effects of Water Damage
Water damage doesn’t play around! Remember that mold grows and spreads easiest near moisture and humidity. An increase in mold growth can affect your family’s wellness by aggravating allergy and asthma symptoms, causing respiratory diseases, and other issues. Take the safest route, and seek professional advice and treatment if mold begins to grow inside your home. The last thing you need on top of a water damage crisis, is a growing, strengthening mold problem.
Unfortunately, water damage can take its toll on our flooring, furniture, and other important possessions. Insurance policies may or may not cover damage costs. It can be devastating to lose property from water damage, or have to bear the cost of repairs in and around your home. Never let the size of this task overwhelm you. Don’t hesitate to call us, The Steam Team! We can help you through any water damage crisis!