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Why You Should Act Fast When Facing Water Damage

water damageYou can’t sleep. It’s the middle of the night and something doesn’t feel right. You get out of bed and stumble around in the dark towards the kitchens and that’s when you get a shocking wake-up call. Your feet are soaked and your carpets “squish” as you walk. Frantically, you turn on the nearest light switch to discover that your carpets are soaked and there is a steady stream of water flowing from your kitchen. Time is of the essence and you need to act fast to complete water damage repairs for the following reasons:

The structural integrity of your home is in danger.

Water can become a destructive force and can actually weaken the structural integrity of your home. When your home is suffering from water damage you may start to see your hardwood floors start to bow, the walls will change color and feel brittle, the ceilings will start to cave and the paint will start to bubble and crack. When your home’s structural integrity becomes compromised it could end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. Not only that, but the water damage could also make your home uninhabitable for a time. Acting quickly can stop the water damage process and prevent extended damage to your home.

Mold and mildew will start to grow.

In addition to the damage that water causes, it can encourage mold and mildew to grow on your walls and floors. Mold can start to grow a mere 24 hours after your home has been exposed to water or excess moisture. Mold thrives on the excess moisture in your home and can often cause adverse health effects for you and your family members. Symptoms similar to allergies and asthma can be triggered by the presence of mold. The best way to deter mold and mildew growth is to act fast whenever excess moisture is discovered in your home.

Water damage can become a safety issue.

When a pipe breaks, your ceiling leaks, or an appliance malfunctions the water can go anywhere. The water can seep in through your walls reaching any electrical outlets, causing a major safety issue. When you discover a leak in your home take extra precaution and turn off the power source to your house. If you cannot reach your power box don’t risk your life, contact your local power company and have them turn the power off for you.

Your belonging can become damaged.

Your home is filled with precious memories and prized possessions. You can find your heart breaking when you discovered treasured family possessions have been suffered from water damage. When water threatens your home and your belongings you need to act quickly to remove your belongings from the affected area. If your items have already suffered from damage, contact a professional restoration company to help your repair your belongings.

Contacting a professional water damage restoration company as soon as you discover the water in your home can prevent extensive damage and can save you thousands in losses. When you wake up to water damage don’t wait to contact the professionals at Pioneer Restoration in Redmond!