We rely on water so much that it’s easy to take it for granted. An abundance of water can cause significant damage to your home and threaten your health. If you experience a flood from severe weather or a busted pipe, you should take measures to restore your home immediately to prevent the situation from getting worse.
Water Damage Can Cause Structural Damage to Your Home
It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause structural damage to your home. Once moisture is introduced to your load-bearing supports throughout your home, it doesn’t take long for bacteria to compromise the structure of your home. If you wait and allow bacteria to spread, the organism can weaken the fibers of your wood, which can spread to other parts of your structure, even after you’ve eliminated the water.
Beyond growing on the wood that supports your home, bacteria can grow in other places if the conditions are right. Following a flood, you may find bacteria growth on your walls, furniture, and your personal belongings. It doesn’t take long for a colony of bacteria to infiltrate your home, so it’s important that you act quickly to mitigate the risk of bacteria.
Prevent the Loss of Property
After a flood, it can be disheartening to learn that your home insurance doesn’t cover floods, but many policies don’t. If you suspect that your home insurance doesn’t cover floods, then acting quickly following a flood will eliminate the need to replace your personal belongings, which could save you money.
Restoring Your Home Is Easier When You Don’t Delay the Process
Another reason you should act quickly following a flood is to streamline the process. It’s estimated that mold can grow within 48 hours of a flood. If you begin the process of eliminating the water that’s inside your home, you can significantly reduce your chances of having mold growth. Additionally, when you prevent mold growth, you prevent the need for mold remediation, which can cost you extra money.
Our team at Inspection Plus are experts in restoring homes that have been damaged due to flooding. Following the flood, we can immediately access the extent of the damage and work with you to restore your home. Our process includes working with insurance companies to ensure you get the financial assistance you deserve if you are eligible. If you’ve experienced a flood, don’t hesitate to give us a call immediately.