Water damage can be major and catastrophic, or it can build slowly over time. Both result in the need to make a repair to your Fort Myers home, and can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew within your home that might compromise your health and that of your family. What should you know about water damage repairs?
It’s More Common Than You Think
While you might assume that water damage repairs are primarily needed after a major flooding event, such as a hurricane, the truth is that it’s far more common than you might think. That’s because even very small leaks can wreak a lot of havoc on your home. For instance, suppose there’s a pinhole leak in one of your water pipes.
That pipe is doing nothing more than spraying a fine mist – it can take a very long time for that to accumulate enough to cause visible damage on the exterior of your sheetrock. However, inside the wall or ceiling, it’s a different story. That water is doing a great deal of damage, and it’s also helping mold grow and spread.
Mold Remediation Is Only Part of It
Many people assume that water damage repairs are all about dealing with mold. While mold remediation is often part of the process, it’s only one part. There are quite a few other things that the repair process handles, including the removal and replacement of drywall, insulation, siding, flooring and even structural timbers. Water damage repairs can also include things like repairing damaged roofs, walls and foundations, repairing damaged wiring and piping, and a great deal more.
If you find you need water damage repairs, get in touch with the professionals at FP Property Restoration. Call (888) 408-2335 to schedule a free assessment of your Fort Myers home.