What Are the Dangers of Water Damage?

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Water damage can be caused by all sorts of events, including leaking pipes, major plumbing system breakdowns, malfunctioning household appliances, HVAC breakdowns, storms and other natural disasters, and more. The risks associated with water damage can be quite serious, which is why you should never let it go unchecked. At FP Property Restoration, we specialize in damage restoration. Below, we have outlined the potential dangers of water damage that everyone should be aware of.

Damage to Your Home

Water can severely damage your home. When your home floods, your carpet, moldings, furniture, and belongings can all suffer irreparable damage. Wooden and laminate floors can all experience damage in the form of warping, curling, swelling, and sagging. Due to floods or leaks, your walls and ceilings can become discolored and warped.

Water Damage Is a Health Hazard

The damage water causes to the structure, foundation, and other areas in homes is serious. However, the health risks associated with water damage are far more important to be aware of. Whether the water in your home is clean (free of harmful microorganisms), dirty (contains some hazardous contaminants), or black (contains many harmful contaminants), your health is at risk.

Mold Growth

If there is any water in your home where it shouldn’t be, mold is almost guaranteed to form. Once a mold spore attaches, mold spreads rapidly within one to two days. If water damage is left untreated, mold will continue to thrive in your home, posing many dangers to your health.

Depending on the type of mold growing in your home, your age, and your general condition of health, problems caused by mold may include:

  • Infections
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sinus congestion
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Chronic coughing
  • Pneumonia
  • Fungus growth in the lungs
  • Cancer
  • Immunosuppression

If mold is growing in your home long enough, it can spread to and contaminate your water supply, creating a whole host of additional potential health problems, including skin allergies and other illnesses.

You Need FP Property Restoration

Get your water damage taken care of right away with FP Property Restoration. Our damage restoration professionals can quickly and effectively restore your home, protecting both you and your family.

Give us a call at (888) 408-2335 or contact us online to learn more about how we can take care of your home.

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