Household water damage can have a wide variety of causes. A burst pipe, cracks in your foundation, an overflowing bathtub, flooding, sewage backup, and several other disasters can all cause water to accumulate inside your home. And as that water sits, it slowly penetrates the both the structural and decorative components of the house and can cause significant damage without proper water restoration.

Unfortunately, far too many homeowners neglect water damage restoration thinking that a minor leak or flood isn’t something they need to worry about. Don’t be like those people! Below, the restoration experts at Kiser Construction discuss X consequences of ignoring water damage to your home. 

Mold, Mildew, and Microbe Proliferation

Mold, mildew, and microbes thrive in moist environments. If you ignore the damage caused by even a minor pipe leak or a small amount of flooding, chances are you have mold and mildew and plenty of bacteria growing in your home.

Depending on where the water damage occurred, if you ignore it long enough, it could lead to rot without remediation. Mold can also be hazardous to your health, depending on the species.

Damaged Structural Components

If you neglect water damage remediation, water-soaked structural components will only continue to deteriorate over time. Not only does structural damage put you and your loved ones’ safety at risk, but it’s also far more costly to repair than cosmetic damage. If you think you have structural damage caused by water, prompt remediation is critical to protect the value of your home.

Electrical Damage

Everyone knows electricity and water don’t mix. If you’re facing water-damaged walls or ceilings, chances are there are wires running through those areas. And if you ignore the damage it could extend to your circuits, which can cause a dangerous issue.

Any time you notice water damage to ceilings or walls, call a water restoration contractor as soon as you can. Even if the damage is minor, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Health Issues

Not everyone develops health issues from mold and mildew, but if you’re sensitive to mold and you ignore water damage to your home, don’t be surprised if you deal with allergy-like symptoms. Many people also suffer from more severe mold-related health issues, including:

●        Headaches

●        Brain fog

●        Difficult breathing

●        Skin irritation

●        Chronic fatigue

The best way to avoid dealing with mold-related health issues after household water damage is to call a water damage restoration company. Keep in mind that depending on the type of mold that grows in your house, it could remain in your bloodstream for months after it’s no longer in your home.

Need Water Damage Restoration in the Twin Cities? Contact Kiser Construction

If you’ve had a leak, flood, or any other type of household water damage, get in touch with our team at Kiser Construction immediately. We’ll remove any remaining water, dry the area thoroughly, and perform comprehensive sanitization to ensure mold, mildew, and microbes can’t affect your health. To learn more about how we can help you handle water damage, call our Elk River, MN office today at 763-633-2010 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch.

If you’re in need of immediate restoration services, please contact us on our 24/7 emergency line at 612-518-8852.