What Happens If You Leave Water Damage Untreated?

It is possible to reverse water and flood damage if action is taken quickly. However, untreated water damage can cause further problems in your home or business. It may also impact the health of those living in the home or working in the business. It is important to act quickly to mitigate water damage resulting from leaks or flooding. At All Pro Restoration, we have your water damage restoration needs covered through our trained and experienced team serving Denver, Aurora, and nearby areas.

Damaged Drywall

It doesn’t take a long period of exposure to water for drywall to start cracking and turn brittle. If a wall is cracking, peeling, or falling apart, moisture may be the issue. Left untreated, mold may develop and grow in the walls.

Weakened Flooring

Wood on floors readily absorbs water similar to a sponge. The absorbent nature of wood makes any delay in treating the wood a problem that allows the spread of moisture throughout the wood floor, resulting in warping and buckling of the floor. Left untreated, the wood flooring may start to break apart as it decomposes.

Mold Infestation

It only takes about 24 to 48 hours for mold spores to develop after a surface becomes wet. If storm damage occurs on the roof, no matter the cause, mold infestation may follow shortly unless the damage restoration work is performed promptly.

Musty Odors

Moisture trapped in various areas can cause odors to develop. These odors may be noticeable immediately or sometime after the water has dried up or been removed. The odors may be due to the nature of the water or the after effects of fungal growth and bacteria associated with the water damage.

Electrical Damage

Moisture in walls can lead to the damage of electrical circuits or shorts in the electrical system. Water damage restoration can be key to preventing a serious fire hazard that you didn’t know was present.

Extensive damage, when left untreated, can cause a variety of medical conditions or health hazards. If you experience things like shortness of breath, or feel that there may be mold growth, moist environments, and excess water damage, call our expert team. For information about the water damage repair capabilities we offer at All Pro Restoration, give us a call today at 720.729.0002 or send us a message using our contact form.

Tags: No tags

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *