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Dangers of Water Damage

Anyone who has experienced water damage at some point in their life will understand the importance of addressing it as soon as possible in order to prevent any further damage from developing. This is so crucial as water damage can be hard to spot but works quickly to damage various things that will impact not only your home but those living within it in an extremely negative way.

Developing Mold & Mildew

The first and one of the most common results of water damage is the buildup of mildew and mold. This is because a small amount of water needs only 48 hours to begin to develop mold which poses a variety of health issues for those in your home. Although already something that should be taken extremely seriously, it can pose a real danger to individuals with allergies or asthma as mold is commonly linked to breathing issues within those exposed. Individuals with already established respiratory diseases would be more susceptible than others to health issues when exposed to mold.

Structural issues

In addition to the mold, the can quickly develop within your home, the house’s structure can begin to be affected faster than you would expect as well. Areas of your home such as the walls, floors, and even the actual foundation can be negatively impacted by the damage from water. This is why it is vital that individuals who believe that may have a water issue begin work to identify any possible leaks as soon as possible. This will ensure that the flow of water is stopped, and any further structural damage is prevented.

Electrical Problems

In addition to both structural problems as well as mold build-up, water damage can also lead to problems with electrical equipment. Water is a conductor of electricity meaning that it has no problem transferring a live electrical current. This makes handling water damage surrounding electrical equipment much more difficult as proper safety measures must be taken to avoid electrocution. This is why it is generally recommended that individuals in need to addressing water damage get in touch with a team of expert professionals like that at ECS Carpet Cleaners.

Let ECS Carpet Cleaners Take Care of Your Water Damage Clean Up Project Today!

Regardless of how the water damage is impacting your home, the professionals at ECS Carpet Cleaners can help today. We specialize in not only water damage cleanup but also a variety of other useful services such as mold remediation and upholstery cleaning. For more information about us and our water damage clean up services contact us today!

 

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