There are several possible causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes. Floods and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements and your home. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of your home. Once a home sustains water damage, it is important to first start the inspection process to locate the moisture sources and then begin the water damage cleanup. Starting water damage cleanup as soon as possible increases the likelihood of saving your home, water-soaked furniture, carpets, rugs, clothing, and other items.
It is important to find an ACAC Certified Structural Mold Investigator to locate where the moisture intrusion is and to check if there is any visible mold present. Moisture promotes the growth of mold and other organisms, increasing the risk for serious health problems. Mold exposure may aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children and people with compromised immune systems. Exposure may also increase the risk for respiratory diseases and other medical problems. Cleaning up immediately can help mitigate the health effects of water damage on everyone in a home.