Water Damage Repair
Water damage is one of the most common problems that can occur in the home. Water damage can occur from a number of sources, including inclement weather, plumbing issues, damaged pipes, and more. Unfortunately, water damage has the potential of causing some serious problems in the home–ranging from damaged structural integrity to walls and floors, mold growth, or even lead and/or asbestos contamination. Let’s take a closer look at the most common types of water damage repair that you may need on your home after a water problem has occurred.
Some water damage in the home may result in standing water or significant moisture in the home. This can include outright flooded rooms to moisture-soaked walls and floors, which can be seriously damaged by water that is not removed promptly and professionally.
A professional water damage repair team will conduct water removal by extracting the water from wherever it is located, including entire rooms or extracting from ceilings, walls, floors, furniture, and more. The sooner the water is removed, the better; standing water that remains in the home will cause damage the longer it sits.
HomeWorks Restoration Inc. will use professional moisture detection tools in order to determine how far the water has penetrated different areas and structures of your home. The type and extent of repair needed will vary depending on the area of the home that has been affected, the category of the water damage, the duration of the water in the home, and other factors that can affect the complexity of the removal process.
Mold growth is one of the most common results of water damage. Mold will grow under certain conditions, including the presence of water/moisture, warmer temperatures, oxygen, and the presence of ‘food’ for mold to eat. Mold may grow if your home has been flooded or if water has seeped into the floors or walls due to broken pipes. In addition to the issue of seepage, mold can grow after work has been done on your home under certain circumstances that resulted in areas of the home being left exposed to water/moisture.
If mold has grown after water damage in your home, it needs to be removed as quickly as possible. Mold growth can damage your home’s structural integrity and cause health problems, including respiratory illness in people who are sensitive to mold. A professional water damage repair crew can remove mold and ensure that mold does not regrow in the area by professionally extracting water and drying down the area. Learn more about our mold removal services here.
In some cases, repairing water damage (or the water damage itself) may reveal lead or asbestos in the home. This is especially common when the water damage has occurred in ceilings or floors in an older home that needs to be removed or repaired after the damage. In this case, you will need to call a professional water damage repair team to ensure that all of the lead, asbestos, and other materials that may cause health issues are thoroughly and properly removed.