Water damage is not only financially detrimental, but structurally detrimental as well. If water damage is left untreated, you will be faced with more severe problems that you began with. Because fire water damage is one of the most common problems homeowners face, there are plenty of companies that know how to clean up water damage properly.
The most common cause of water damage in home is a failed sump pump. Sump pump failure can occur due to a power outage, a clogged pipe, a jammed sump pump, or a broken sump pump.
Mold from water damage is one of the most common results of untreated water damage to home. There are at least 300,000 types of mold that scientists know of. Yuck. Mold thrives in humid, warm, damp conditions and if you attempt to clean up mold on your own, you may miss those spots that a mold clean up company would not. Mold growth can be slowed if humidity levels are controlled and cooking and shower areas are well ventilated.
From 2007 to 2009, water damage caused 9.1 billion dollars in homeowner policy property losses. If you need help on how to claim water damage with home insurance you can search online for help or contact your insurance company. Make sure though that your homeowners insurance covers water damage. If it does not and you are worried about water damage, you will need a supplemental fire water damage insurance policy.
Water damages should always be addressed immediately no matter how minor. It is better to be safe and spend money on someone coming to check the damage than losing your house to prolonged water damage.