Water damage is one of the worst things that can happen to your home. Not only can it damage certain rooms and furniture, it can also rot wood, spread bacteria and cause mold infestations.
Unfortunately, water damage is inevitable for all homes and buildings. This is true regardless of where you live. Water damage can take the form of burst pipes, broken fixtures, floods, damaged water lines, rain-storms and any type of water-related accident that you can think of.
You can remove the water on your own, of course, but that will only partially solve the problem. The moisture will still seep through the cracks, and the bacteria that came with the water will not go away once everything is dry. Also, certain parts of your home may begin to develop molds, and that’s something that you’ll definitely want to avoid.
Mold damage can be just as bad as water damage if not worse. Dirty water can be inconvenient, but mold damage can cause diseases and ailments. So if you are having water and mold related problems then here’s what you need to know.
What Causes Water Damage?
Most people believe that water damages are the result of storms and floods, but this is rarely the case. Although natural calamities and accidents do cause such problems, most cases of water damage are caused by mundane factors, such as:
Standing water refers to any body of backup water that’s concentrated in a particular area. A good example would be a small puddle in the basement that just won’t drain away. Another good example is a leaking appliance.
If the water is not removed quickly, it will slowly become dirtier and dirtier, and then it will start to grow molds. So if you find any standing water in your home then call a plumber to look at it immediately.
Leaking pipes and fixtures are another common cause of water damage. Even the smallest leaks can cause problems, especially if they are hidden. And as the moisture persists, molds start to grow in the area, in which case you will need to hire someone who can repair water damage and remove molds at the same time.
Damaged Water Fixtures
Damaged water fixtures may occasionally cause water damage. Not only do they cease to work, they also create clogs and leaks in your plumbing system. When ignored for too long, these problems will slowly allow molds to grow in the affected areas.
Dealing With Water Damage
Before you can deal with your mold infestation, you will first need to do something about the water damage to your home. The leaking pipes will have to be replaced and the sources of standing water repaired.
A few renovations may also be necessary to prevent such problems from ever happening again. And of course, your property will have to be inspected to identify moisture concentrations and other areas where water damage can appear.
If you are looking for this service then Knoxville Plumbing has you covered. We offer a comprehensive set of services to solve all kinds of water damage. We can repair minor leaks, damaged fixtures, broken plumbing, flooded basements and more. So if you have water problems in your home, just give us a call and we will do our best to repair them as soon as possible.
Dealing With Mold Infestations
Unfortunately, fixing the cause of the water damage is not enough to completely fix your home. You will also need to dry your home home and restore those areas which have been infected by mold.
Mold removal is more complex than you may think. Aside from removing the mold and moisture, the affected areas also need to be dried and disinfected several times to remove the potential health hazards. The mold spores will also have to be removed, so as to prevent the problem from happening all over again.
If you need these sorts of services then Flawless Restoration of Powell TN has the services you need. Not only do they remove and disinfect all known mold infestations, they’re also adept at finding hidden ones. And once they’re finished, they will clean up your home to remove all traces of spores and odd smells. Water damage is their specialty.