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Why Treating Water Damage Quickly Is Essential In Your Poughkeepsie Home

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A white PVC pipe spraying water around the area. Quick action to fix the leak and remediate a water damage situation is the best way to avoid secondary and more costly damages!

Whether caused by a flood, an appliance leak or something else entirely, water damage is a
headache for any Poughkeepsie homeowner to deal with.

While some damages will need to be addressed
immediately to make your home livable, if water damage occurs in a more remote part of the
house, it may be tempting to wait to have it looked at until a more convenient time. However,
this is the worst thing you can do.

Waiting to have your water damage treated can increase the damages, which will, in turn,
increase the timeline and the cost of water restoration.

Here are just a few things that can
happen if water damage is not handled quickly:

-Mold Can Begin to Grow Within a Day
While water damage is bad enough to deal with on its own, if mold begins growing, there are
many new considerations that will be involved in the restoration. Mold can begin to grow within
24 hours of water damage, if conditions are right, leading not only to extreme health concerns,
but also to a more involved (and more costly) restoration process. Because mold wastes no time
in establishing itself after water damage, making the restoration call quickly is the best way to
prevent it.

-Your Home’s Structure Can Become Damaged
Though we generally think of water damage as damage to objects within the home, the very
structure of the building can also become damaged if the water is allowed to sit untreated.
Moisture can seep into floors and walls, causing swelling and deterioration among the structural
aspects of the home. While this is common in situations of flood damage or burst pipes, it can
also occur from much smaller leaks if they are not treated in a timely manner.

-Appliances Can Pose a Hazard
As household appliances like refrigerators, ovens and washing machines sit in water
damage-impacted areas, they can become hazardous and even pose a fire risk. Because it is
difficult to determine the extent of water damage on your own, calling in a professional to assess
the area and determine if your appliances are safe for use is the best course of action to take.

If you have experienced water damage in your home, don’t put off giving us a call. We are here
24/7 to begin the restoration process right away.

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