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The Aftermath of Water Damage

The Aftermath of Water Damage

Water damage can happen for a number of reasons. This can include burst pipes, leaking roofs, leaking appliances, and a burst water heater, among other things. But, no matter what caused the water damage, the effects of such an event will depend on how long the water damage is left unchecked and unrepaired.

The longer water damage is left without being addressed, the worse the damage will be. If left alone, the effects can escalate from mere discoloration and dampness to warping, swelling, and splitting due to water absorption. If left alone for days, you will find that metal starts to rust, wood swells beyond repair, and the possibility of structural damage to a home is higher.

Aftermath of Water Damage inside house

Even when the water has dried up on the surface, if the problem is not handled by professionals who know what to do, you will experience issues associated with hidden moisture. These problems can include mold development, mildew, and extensive damage to parts of your home that will cost you a lot to repair. This is why it is important to take care of water damage the moment you discover it.

What to Do When You Discover Water Damage

As soon as you discover water damage, there are a few things you must immediately do. The first thing to do is to turn off the flow of water. Shutting off your water main until you discover where the water damage came from will help you reduce the damage that happens in your home.

The next thing you have to do is to locate the source of damage and fix what you can. If it is a leaking connector on your washing machine, call a professional to fix it or fix it yourself, if you know how to do this. Once you have found and fixed the source of the water damage, you should contact a water damage restoration specialist to fix the area that was damaged by water.

If the water damage has been happening for some time and you discovered it a little too late to prevent the water from soaking through your floorboards or walls, you should contact a restoration specialist to help you with this. You might not be aware of it but mold may already be growing in the places that you cannot see underneath the floorboards or in your walls. For this, you will need mold remediation.

Trust Romexterra With Your Restoration and Remediation Needs

When your home in the Greater Chicagoland area is experiencing water damage or you find that molds have started to grow because of it, you should get in touch with Romexterra Construction Inc. We are a company that specializes in water damage restoration, mold remediation, and other issues that come with water damage problems. You can contact us at 312-313-2426 to help you with restoration services.