Problems That Water Damage Causes To Homes And Businesses

Any type of water damage should be thoroughly inspected to see that there is not any steady source of water which could be adding more water to the problem. If there is standing water, it should be dried up and eliminated. If there are sources of humidity in a space, such as a crawl space, that source of humidity will need to be eliminated. The reason for the seriousness of these statements is that excess moisture, humidity, or standing water provides an excellent environment for mold and bacterial growth to occur. Mold can be very serious because it can grow from a single spore into a thriving colony in a matter of 48 days. Mold gives of its spores in the air, and breathing them can be very unhealthy for humans. Bacterial growth can cause similar problems. The main concern is that these organisms would get into the ventilation system of the home or business and that the circulating air in the building would become contaminated. Mold needs a dark area, a source of water, and a place … [Read more...]

What Causes Water Damage To Homes And Businesses?

There are many different reasons why homes and businesses suffer water damage. Understanding the most common causes can help you take precautions to protect your property. Check out our Facebook Page for more tips. Damaged Pipes Leaking or burst pipes are the most common cause of water damage in both residential and commercial properties. Typically, the reason for the leak is a blockage causing extra pressure in the pipes. The culprit for this is often a blocked drain or toilet. Be vigilant for any signs of a pressure build up in the plumbing system, for example problems in the water flow from a tap. Calling in a plumber to check your pipes may seem costly, but in the long term it will be cheaper and less inconvenient than dealing with water damage. If the property is relatively old, also be mindful of the fact that pipes and plumbing joins can deteriorate over the time. Make a habit of checking for leaks in obvious areas, such as under the sink, on a regular basis. Plumbing issues … [Read more...]