Some signs of water damage are easy to identify, while others can go unnoticed. The problem is when water damage goes unseen and untreated, the damages done become worse. The costs of repairs is just one example. If you suspect water damage in your Athens home, here are some signs you should look for:
If you notice any of these things in your home, you should call a professional water damage restoration and repair company, and fast. Water damage can cause some serious problems, including:
Hidden moisture can lead to mold growth. Mold found in homes can be a very dangerous, not to mention costly, problem. Mold reproduces by spores, which are best described as a type of “seed,” and are invisible to the naked eye. Mold spores need a food source, moisture, and time in order to grow. Some food sources for indoor mold include wood, drywall, and even dust. The moisture for mold to grow indoors often comes from leaks or floods. With food and moisture present, mold growth can begin within 24 hours. If mold spores are inhaled or ingested, they can cause a variety of dangerous respiratory symptoms including, but not limited to; coughing, sneezing, rashes, fatigue, headaches, and irritation to eyes, nose, and throat. With the proper equipment and prompt action, the growth of dangerous molds is significantly reduced.
Moisture trapped inside walls, under carpets, beneath floorboards and in other unseen areas can cause serious structural harm. Integrity of building materials, like sheetrock and wood, is compromised when exposed to water and moisture. Because most of the materials used in structural components of the home are porous, they may begin to expand and wrap when moisture is absorbed. Without complete drying and dehumidification, these structures will continue to weaken and cause major structural damage. Deterioration to structural components is a huge risk of hidden water damage.
If there is any potential for water damage in your home, you have noticed any of the above-mentioned signs, or you suspect that there may be hidden moisture present, you should call Southeast Restoration right away. Not only are we familiar with the signs of water damage, but we know where to look to help find the source and get it stopped. We know how serious the damage can become if not resolved right away, and that is why we are available 24/7 for emergency response. Water damage repair is our specialty, and we will ensure that your home is taken care of. Do not ignore the signs of water damage, and do not try to handle it on your own. Let Southeast Restoration take care of all your water damage repair needs.