The Long Term Effects of Water Damage

The Long Term Effects of Water Damage

Water damage in your home can be a huge problem that leaves you and your family feeling stressed and uneasy. While water damage to your home can happen from a wide range of reasons, it’s important to be aware of the causes of water damage as well as the best solutions to help remedy the issues caused by excessive exposure to water. At Florida Dry, we know the extent of damage caused by floodwaters, tropical storms, and faulty appliances. We’re here to help you understand the long term effects of water damage as well as to help you prevent water damage before it happens and to help you fix the problem before secondary issues can occur.

If you believe that your home may have been damaged by flooding, leaking, or prolonged exposure to moisture in any form, do not hesitate to contact Florida Dry. Our team of weather damage restoration specialists is available to help you by offering 24/7 Emergency Restoration Services.

Causes of Water Damage

There are several possible causes for your home’s water damage. One of the most common ways that homeowners will experience water damage doesn’t come from a natural disaster but rather because of faulty fixtures and appliances. Leaking pipes or a broken washer hose can cause your home to flood from the inside out and it can cause mold contamination and even structural damage.

Other ways that water damage can happen occur from external factors such as excessive rain, flooding waters, and tropical storms. Florida averages about 54 inches of rainfall with June being the highest month of rainfall all year.

Long-Term Effects on Your Home

Flash floods, water seeping into your home, and inadequate drainage systems can cause your home to take on too much water without removing it properly. This water damage can cause the building materials in your home, wood and drywall, to absorb moisture. The added moisture in your home can cause those materials to soften, weaken, and become ideal breeding grounds for mold and mildew in your home.

The mold that grows in your home following water damage can have lasting health implications and cause you to suffer from coughing, sneezing, and other respiratory conditions while also weakening your immune system. Some varieties of mold can also be incredibly toxic and can target the lungs, skin, and nervous system.

Florida Dry Weather Damage Restoration

As you can see, water damage can have harmful effects on both your home and your health. When you notice water damage, whether it be visible water staining in the walls and floors of your home or the smell of mold and mildew, you must act quickly. If you have experienced water damage in your home or in your commercial property, then do not hesitate to call Florida Dry. Our team of weather damage restoration specialists is available to assist you 24/7.