Effects of Water Damage

From faulty plumbing to natural disasters, there are many ways through which flooding can damage your home. If this happens to you call STOP Restoration at (509) 818-7744. Flooding in homes is a terrifying situation with devastating effects. You might notice some of the effects right away but if left untreated, it can have serious long term consequences. To minimize the effects of flooding, it is important to hire a water damage restoration company right away.

If left untreated, some of the short-term and long-term effects of water damage include the following.

Short Term Effects of Water Damage

Damage to Furniture and Other Belongings

As soon as the water floods into the house, it damages everything. Be it toys, clothing, furniture, carpets, or other belongings, water spares nothing. Some of the water damage to belongings can be reversed by water damage restoration professionals. However, some things get completely damaged and need to be disposed of.

Unhygienic Conditions

Flooding of water in the house, especially due to plumbing problems, can create unhygienic conditions in the house. Imagine the conditions in a house flooded by a sewer line back up. It can put you and your family at a risk of developing various diseases.

Unpleasant Odor

Flooded homes, regardless of the cause, often have an unpleasant odor. The stagnant water in the house may give a strong musty odor which does not go away with the use of an air freshener. This is the reason why professional assistance is required to clear up the water.

Electrical Damage

Water along with electricity is dangerous for sure. If water in the house has gotten into the electrical outlets it could be extremely dangerous for your family. Similarly, if wires are submerged in the water, this can be an equally threatening situation. It is ideal that you move out of the house until the place is completely dry by a damage restoration company.

Long Term Effects of Flooding

Growth of Molds

You might not notice it immediately, but hidden moisture content in the house can lead to the growth of molds. Presence of molds can cause allergies and other respiratory issues. 

Structural Damage

Flooding in the house can damage the walls and flooring. In case of wooden flooring, the damage from flooding can be extensive. Flooding can also damage the wallpaper or paint on the walls.

Loss of Value of Property

A flooded and untreated house is likely to experience a loss of value. To maintain the value of your property, it is extremely important to repair your home after it has experienced flooding. 

Mitigating the Effects of Water Damage

If you experience flooding in your home, do not wait. Immediately seek help from the water damage restoration experts at STOP Restoration, Stop Restoration. With over 40 years of experience, we are available 24/7 to help minimize the effects of flooding in your home. Our expert technicians know how to deal with every possible water emergency. We have the right mindset and equipment to help you get back to your routine life as quickly as possible after flooding. We offer services in all of Spokane County, including Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Cheney, Airway Heights, Mead and Deer Park. To know more about the work we do, call now at 509-818-7744 or visit our website.