When not done properly, water damage repair in your Waukesha Wi home can have negative, lingering effects on your home. In fact, if you have ever experienced water damage in your home and not had it cleaned up by professionals, you probably still have damage that you are unaware of. Water damage repair is more than just drying up water. Still not convinced? Here are 4 reasons why you should not overlook water damage and be sure that you call A&J Property Restoration for any water damage cleanup.
If the source of the water is unknown, or if the water has been sitting for an extended amount of time, it is considered contaminated. Water from rivers, streams, septic lines, or any other outside sources is very dangerous to your health. Biohazards and grossly contaminated water can cause serious health symptoms on contact, and especially if ingested. Water flooded into your home may also have come into contact with household chemicals; which only makes the water more dangerous . To keep yourself and your family safe and protected, let trained professionals with the correct protective equipment and cleaning techniques handle water damage cleanup in your home.
Mold growth will begin in as little as 48 hours following water damage. As long as excess moisture is present, mold growth will continue to develop and spread. Because mold reproduces through microscopic spores, it spreads very easily through the air to other areas of the home. Exposure to mold in the air can cause a lot of respiratory symptoms, such as: coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, headaches, and dizziness. Mold can have even more serious effects on those who already have allergies, asthma, respiratory diseases, or weakened immune systems. Lingering water damage and inadequate drying will greatly contribute to mold growth, and without a quick response and proper water damage cleanup equipment, you leave your home at major risk for mold. Our professional water damage repair and restoration technicians not only have the proper equipment to thoroughly and completely dry the area, but also provide 24-hour water damage response so that the risks of mold growth can be greatly reduced.
Water damages wiring throughout your home, and water and electricity do not mix. Water damage can cause blown circuits, damaged electrical appliances, and even fires and electrocution. As soon as water damage is discovered, all power to the affected area should be turned off. Our team knows the dangers and risks associated with water damage and electrical problems, and we have the training and experience to handle the problem safely.
Water damage cleanup not done properly will weaken your home’s structural stability. Walls, floors, ceilings, and even the very foundation of your home are all affected by water damage. These structural components are made out of materials that are porous, so they easily absorb water. Over time, this absorption causes swelling, warping, and deterioration. The biggest risk with structural damage is that most of it goes unseen until the problem is so severe that it becomes dangerous. You cannot see hidden moisture behind walls, under floorboards, in the foundation or the ceiling. Without the proper equipment and drying techniques, the moisture trapped in these areas will cause structural deterioration. When you call the water damage cleanup experts at A&J Property Restoration to clean up your water damage, you can rest assured that your home will be thoroughly dried, and that any structural damage will be repaired and corrected, leaving your home safe and sound.