Common Risks of Untreated Water Damage

Water damage can have a devastating impact on your home and family. There are many causes, but the most common are floods, plumbing leaks, roof damage, condensation, and sewage backups. When water infiltrates your home, the issue should be addressed immediately to avoid further problems.

Water issues that are left unattended can not only cause costly structural and surface finish damage, but can pose a serious health risk. Here are some common problems that can occur from water damage.

With any water intrusion, structural damage as well as damage to interior finishes and your belongings may occur. You may notice damp or wet carpets, lifting or buckling floorboards, and bubbling wall paint or paper. While these surface-level issues can be easily repaired, water may still lurk undetected, slowly decaying the wood structure, foundation walls, and wallboard of your home or office.

Water is a conductor of electricity and even the slightest exposure to water can result in electrocution. It is very important not to enter a flooded building with live wires. Let the experts or authorities turn off the electricity completely before any work begins.

Not addressing water damage immediately has the potential to cost thousands of dollars. The initial remediation and restoration after a flood, leak, or backup is a good return on investment. If you wait too long, fixing the damage could result in extensive out-of-pocket expenses you might not have planned for. Our professionals at Safer Homes Services LLC can help you with water damage restoration in Haddonfield or wherever you live in South Jersey to help you save on costs in the long run.

Water damage left unattended will eventually result in dangerous mold and bacterial growth beneath walls, ceilings, and floorboards. You may even see it on surfaces or inside your HVAC ductwork. Organisms like black mold and Aspergillus can cause poor indoor air quality and significant health problems. Symptoms of mold, bacteria, and poor indoor air quality include:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic coughing
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes
  • Sleep disturbances

With our water damage restoration in Camden County, NJ and across South Jersey, you can address acute issues as soon as they occur. We’ll get your home back to its pre-damaged condition before the problem worsens! 

A variety of Insects and rodents gravitate toward moisture including cockroaches, centipedes, termites, mosquitos, rats and mice . Damp areas inside your home or office if left untreated will eventually attract these pests. Termites can destroy your wood framing, while vermin carry unhealthy pathogens that can make you ill.

Water damage can be a nightmare. Let the team at Safer Home Services LLC address your water intrusion issues right from the start. Our highly trained and certified technicians use the most advanced tools and methods to remedy the situation and restore your home to a clean and safe environment. Using a meticulous approach to water extraction and drying techniques, we can restore your building to its pre-loss condition. We also provide moisture detection, mold testing, and mitigation services for spaces with chronic or undetected water damage! Contact us on our website or give us a call at 856-271-5313 today!