In most cases, not taking care of water damages when you first see it, turns out to be a disastrous mistake. The water damages can be very problematic because they help molds and bacteria grow on surfaces throughout a home. Because of this, the inhabitants of the home may have to deal with severe health risks, in addition to structural problems. The mold can trigger problems such as allergic reactions and asthma attacks as a result of increased exposure, and can even increase or aggravate respiratory problems.
The problem with molds is that they can grow on almost all surfaces, be it wood floors, stacks of paper in your basement, the carpeting in your home, or the food in your cupboards. And worst of all, to grow, mold digests and destroys the surface it’s developing on, which can lead to damages that can be very expensive to repair. This is one reason why water damages need to be dealt with quickly.
The different types of water damages:
Water damages can be caused by a great many things, all the way from adverse weather conditions such as floods, snow, rain, etc. and internal leaks such as from overflowing toilets and leaky washing machines. This water can be left standing and can, as a result, severely harm your property, especially if left unattended. The unattended water continues to become a source of harm for your home unless you do something about it quickly and effectively.
Sewage water can cause some of the worst and most dangerous kinds of water damages, as it contains bacteria, fungi, and various other things that can propagate diseases. It is important to know that sewage is extremely dangerous and so any sign of it should be met with immediate action by calling up a restoration team at once.
The categories of water damages:
Water damages can be of three categories. The first, Category 1 is water that is clear, clean, and often from sources such as indoor plumbing. This water is safe, but if left standing, can go to Category 2. The Category 2 water is water that is somewhat opaque and contains substances that make it unfit for ingestion. This could be because of overflowing washing machines or sinks. Category 3 water is the most dangerous kind of water. It can be toxic or fatal in case of ingestion and contains unsanitary substances that are contaminated.
Contacting restoration services immediately:
You should contact your restoration company as soon as you notice any leaks or water damages inside your home. The longer you delay the call, the more potential further damages you will face. Look for a company who is licensed and hence can help your work out what the category of water damage is. Based on this, they will formulate a plan to restore your home back to the way it was, primarily using techniques such as drying and dehumidifying to remove the water.