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Water Damage in Homes and Commercial Buildings is a Problem that Should be Dealt with Immediately - SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

For an upscale suburban city like Laguna Hills, CA, water damage in homes and commercial buildings is a problem that should be dealt with immediately. Whether it’s caused by flooding due to natural occurrences or water pipes bursting, the damage will get worse the longer it’s not acted upon. As the damage gets worse, so does the consequences it brings. That’s why water damage restoration experts, like SERVPRO, recommend immediate action.

Mold and Mildew Buildup

One of the most concerning problem that may arise from water damage is the growth of mold and mildew, which usually starts 48 hours to one week after the water damage incident. It can affect the building and, consequently, its occupants, in many aspects.

A Bane to Wood

Mold easily grows on wooden structural material and when they do, the material starts to deteriorate, as pointed out by Enlighten Me. Buildings, especially homes, have a lot of wooden material. Eaten up by mold, they lose the qualities they had in the beginning that made them ideal as building materials. Depending on what part of the home they are used, it may lead to further large-scale home damage.

Furniture and other items made of wood also have the same vulnerability. At best, they’d sustain stains. At worst, they might just no longer be usable.

Health and Safety Hazard

In terms of safety, the effect of mold extends from the previous point. Structural damage may lead to the collapse of a part of the house. Another possibility is that a person uses a piece of furniture that is already compromised. Such scenarios could lead to accidents that may hurt a person.

In terms of health, exposure to mold spores can cause a number of health issues. The CDC particularly points out that the probability of experiencing respiratory issues, along with other illnesses, goes higher as mold growth increases. Furthermore, some people are allergic to mold and thus, more vulnerable to the harmful effects.

Costs Pile Up

As the mold spreads and damage worsens, the repair costs would also climb. Add to that the possible medical bills from the health hazards. All these just show that water damage should be addressed as soon as possible. The same is true for other types of damage, such as storm and fire damage.

For an upscale suburban city like Laguna Hills, CA, water damage in homes and commercial buildings is a problem that should be dealt with immediately. Whether it’s caused by flooding due to natural occurrences or water pipes bursting, the damage will get worse the longer it’s not acted upon. As the damage gets worse, so does the consequences it brings. That’s why water damage restoration experts, like SERVPRO, recommend immediate action.

Mold and Mildew Buildup

One of the most concerning problem that may arise from water damage is the growth of mold and mildew, which usually starts 48 hours to one week after the water damage incident. It can affect the building and, consequently, its occupants, in many aspects.

A Bane to Wood

Mold easily grows on wooden structural material and when they do, the material starts to deteriorate, as pointed out by Enlighten Me. Buildings, especially homes, have a lot of wooden material. Eaten up by mold, they lose the qualities they had in the beginning that made them ideal as building materials. Depending on what part of the home they are used, it may lead to further large-scale home damage.

Furniture and other items made of wood also have the same vulnerability. At best, they’d sustain stains. At worst, they might just no longer be usable.

Health and Safety Hazard

In terms of safety, the effect of mold extends from the previous point. Structural damage may lead to the collapse of a part of the house. Another possibility is that a person uses a piece of furniture that is already compromised. Such scenarios could lead to accidents that may hurt a person.

In terms of health, exposure to mold spores can cause a number of health issues. The CDC particularly points out that the probability of experiencing respiratory issues, along with other illnesses, goes higher as mold growth increases. Furthermore, some people are allergic to mold and thus, more vulnerable to the harmful effects.

Costs Pile Up

As the mold spreads and damage worsens, the repair costs would also climb. Add to that the possible medical bills from the health hazards. All these just show that water damage should be addressed as soon as possible. The same is true for other types of damage, such as storm and fire damage.

Call SERVPRO of Laguna Hills/Laguna Niguel at (949) 472-8090

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