Despite its usefulness, water can cause you and your family a wealth of problems. When this precious commodity leaks and stagnates around the house, the effects can be catastrophic. Leaking pipes, malfunctioning washing machines and even pools around the house can cause damage to your house.
How Water damage can harm you
One of the problems that water can cause to your house is structural damage. It can do this by getting absorbed into the concrete floors. This makes the floors weak and harms the foundation. Moreover, the water can seep through the walls of the basement from the yard outside. This can cause the basement walls to develop cracks that can compromise the entire structure.
Pools of water around the house can cause the inner surfaces of the basement walls to collect moisture. This moisture leads to the growth of mold. Recognizable due to its black colour, the mold can cause health problems for you, your family and your pets. It can cause you to develop a problem known as the Sick Building Syndrome. This syndrome causes symptoms such as:
- Dry coughs
- Bleeding through the nose
- Skin rashes
- Persistent colds
- Infections in the sinuses
- Constant flus
Black mold is well known for causing these problems. This type of mold is quite dangerous to humans and pets alike. As such, you should always get rid of this mold as soon as you detect it in your home. To accomplish this, you will need the services of a water damage restoration company.
What does this company do?
Armed with the skills, manpower and resources that are needed to perform restoration, this company is the first line of defence against damages done by water in the house. If you have any water that has stagnated or is seeping uncontrollably, this is the company to call.
They will respond to your needs in 30 minutes or less by sending a technician. When the technicians arrive at your premises, they begin by conducting a thorough investigation of the source of the leakages. After they find the source of the water, they proceed to fix it to prevent any more leakage.
After fixing the problem, they proceed to dry out any and all water or moisture that has collected around your house. They utilize special machines such as high power fans and dehumidifiers to achieve this goal. In most cases, they mark out the area that is affected so that you, your family or your pets do not wander into the area by accident. The job can take as little as one day to complete. However, the length of time that is required to get rid of all the water depends on the severity of the leakage.
You should call the professionals as soon as you detect the signs of water damage. They will respond to your call promptly and help to solve your problem as quickly as possible. Always have professionals conduct this job for your own safety.
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