Spring is the ideal time to get started on home improvement projects to increase your home’s appearance, comfort, and value. But if your home has property damage, this type of issue needs to take priority before you work on updates that are purely cosmetic.
Whether your home has damage from leaks, storms, fire, or another source, it can have a variety of ongoing negative consequences, including the following:
Mental Health Issues
Your surroundings have a powerful effect on your mental health, and your home is ideally a place of refuge where you can relax and spend time with your family. If your home is a well-maintained environment, you’re more likely to feel at ease during the many hours when you’re there.
An environment that is damaged due to water, storms, fire, or other issues, on the other hand, can make you feel anxious and depressed. Instead of coming home to a sanctuary, you may feel as though your environment induces stress.
Reduced home value and difficulty selling
A home that doesn’t have property damage will be worth more than a comparable home that’s damaged. And when you’re ready to sell, damage turns most buyers off. They want a home that’s move-in ready, not one that will require work right away.
Water damage, fire damage, smoke damage and mold are all hard to overlook, and could also keep potential buyers’ attention away from your home’s appealing features. After all, if a buyer sees mold on a wall, their focus will likely be on that instead of on your home’s custom floor plan, brand new appliances or other positive attributes. A home that doesn’t have property damage will have a definite advantage over yours when it comes to a quick sale for the most possible money.
Physical health issues
Water damage can cause mold to grow inside your home, especially if the cause of the issue isn’t corrected quickly and professionally. It not only creates an eyesore but it can also be hazardous to your health. And if the damage is due to flooding, the water that comes into your home may be filled with contaminants. Ongoing water damage can cause indoor mold that results in respiratory irritation and can in some cases be dangerous and even deadly.
Fire damage may also negatively affect your health. Highly toxic dioxins may have been released into the air from items like melted PVC piping and can harm your health since they’ve seen linked to issues including cancer. And if your home was built prior to 1980, damage may cause asbestos, a carcinogenic material used in insulation, to be released into the air and potentially into your body.
If your home has property damage, contact STOP Restoration today. Through our decades in business, we’ve perfected our services while staying up to date on the latest technologies. We can help with damage from water, mold, storms and wind, smoke and fire, asbestos and more. We’re available for emergencies as well as during regular business hours and will devise an effective plan to restore your property so it’s looking and functioning as it should. Our trained staff will help your home become a safer, more pleasant place to be while improving its value.