When you experience water damage, it is very important to take action by hiring a professional, licensed, bonded and insured restoration company to clean and dry your home. Delaying restoration can have a negative effect on your quality of life and possibly your health. Water damage can happen slowly, almost imperceptible, or it can strike suddenly during a flood or major storm.
Water dripping from places it should not drip, walls that have swelled and brown or yellow stains on the ceiling are all signs of water damage. If you notice a musty, moldy or damp odor, it can also be an indication that your home has suffered water damage. Be sure to check rooms you don’t spend much time in, like basements or the attic for any signs of water damage.
Water damage is likely to cause mold to develop which can trigger allergy symptoms and harm your overall health. Mold grows in a damp environment. It can spread through walls, carpets, furniture and even clothing.
Neglected water damage can also compromise your home’s structural integrity. Walls and ceilings can warp and swell with prolonged water damage. Water can even damage wood and plaster if ignored. It is important to call a restoration specialist as soon as you notice any signs of water damage. Orbit Restoration is available 24/7 to service your home in the event of water damage.
Water can also damage your home’s electrical systems. You may be at risk of losing all you electronics was well as electrocution. In the event of a flood, be sure to turn off all electrical boxes. Water conducts electricity and can potentially cause a fire in your home. Never turn on any electronics or appliances during a water event in your home.
Water damage should be assessed and repaired as early as possible. Orbit Restoration has the experience and know-how to get your home back to normal after any water damage event.