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There are many reasons why quickly removing water damage from your home after a flood is so important. From our water damage restoration experts at TRAC Solutions, here are six of these reasons you should be aware of so you can avoid the pitfalls of delayed water damage restoration.
Once a pipe begins corroding, it is a slippery slope toward a burst pipe and a flooded home. This is because corroded pipes are weaker and therefore more likely to leak. However, the water from the leak causes more corrosion to the pipe. Very quickly, this can make your pipes deteriorate and become a water damage hazard. Don’t put up with old or corroded pipes. The risk of a leak of a flood is too high.
Pests like ants, termites, cockroaches, wasps, and rats are all attracted to water. A flood home, then, is the ideal place for them to set up camp. There is no way to 100% ensure that no unwanted pests invade your home after a flood, but you can significantly decrease the likelihood of this happening by removing the floodwater as soon as possible.
One of the most important reasons for promptly removing the water from a flooded home is preventing health hazards. Hazards like contaminated water, disease-ridden pests, and dangerous mold are all common health problems that can be incited by a flood.
Never underestimate a small drip. If left unattended long enough it can eat through concrete. Even worse it can affect the foundation and make your home structurally unsound. The longer flood water remains around your home, the worse this will get.
Water and electricity are a bad combination. Water damage left unattended for too long can cause electrical shorts and damage to your circuits. Fire hazard anyone? Aside from safety concerns, repairing water-damaged electrical systems can add a substantial element to already burdensome restoration costs.
Water damage can significantly diminish the value of a home. On an objective level, a home without water damage is clearly less valuable in proportion to the scope of the damage. However, this isn’t the only way that water damage can affect your home’s value. Those who are thinking of buying your home will see the water damage and this may make them concerned that there are other more serious problems with the home. This has the potential to entirely sway some buyers away from the home.
In sum, do all you can to quickly remove water from your Eau Claire home after a flood to prevent any of the consequences listed above from occurring. We at TRAC Solutions, are here to help so don’t hesitate to call us after a flood and we will do all we can to make sure that your home receives the best restoration care possible.