The Risks Of Leaving Water Damage Untreated

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There are many negative risks that can crop up from untreated water damage. The growth and spread of mold is one of the big ones, and affects everything from our health to the structure of your residential or commercial property. But can water itself cause damage? The short answer to that question is- yes, it can and it will cause damage to your home and health. Though we may have other priorities after an incident that caused water damage, here are a few considerations as to why you should handle your water damage repairs and restorations as soon as possible.

Health Risks

It is fairly common knowledge that mold can cause varying effects on your health and wellness. It has the potential to affect everything from your skin to your moods and cognitive functions and everything in between. Under the right circumstances mold exposure can even be fatal!

The same can be said for exposure to water damage. Excess water in your home causes a change in your home humidity, which can certainly produce results in your everyday health and well being. If you are constantly feeling unwell or have experienced some of the following symptoms, you may want to consider tending to your water damage as soon as possible:

  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Asthma and respiratory issues
  • Allergy symptoms – sneezing, itchy/watery eyes
  • Sinus problems
  • Nausea
  • Brain fog or confusion
  • Skin irritation and rashes

A flooded living room

Cosmetic Damage

Water damage can leave unsightly spots on your walls and floors and cause discoloration or peeling wallpaper or paint. It also can cause your walls, floors, or ceilings to swell and warp and give the appearance of waves in the materials.

Water damage doesn’t only affect your sense of sight, either. It can leave the air in your home feeling stagnant and uncomfortable. It also brings with it lingering smells that are musty and unpleasant. If you have an odor that won’t go away no matter how many candles you light or sprays you use, it is possible that water damage is the cause of the problem.

Structural Damage

Even though the visible results of water damage may affect us most when it comes to our mental state, there is actually more critical damage that is happening in ways we cannot see or didn’t think about. When you see those waves and physical manifestations of water in your walls and floors, this is actually causing the resources your home or business is built from to deteriorate and can cause structural damage over time. There is also the possibility that water damage is affecting your wiring in your walls, which can lead to hazardous situations or big time malfunctions that will be costly and time consuming to fix down the road. Leaks within your walls can cause pipes to corrode, and the water can even cause cracking and damage to your foundation!

Needless to say, having water damage that does not get the proper repairs and restoration it needs can wreak havoc on your home or business. The thought of getting it repaired may cause you to feel stressed or overwhelmed, which is why it is so important to work with a company you can put your trust into who will help you every step of the way. Restoration & Recovery Contractors of America can do that for you. If you have water damage that needs attention, reach out to us using our 24/7 emergency service line – (833) 367-2776.

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