Long-Term Effects of Untreated Water Damage

Whether a pipe breaks, roof leaks, or there is a plumbing overflow, water damage is a headache. The severity of damage can increase if left untreated. Minor issues can become major ones. If the water damage is not taken care of timely and properly, damage to property and health can be a visible problem. In this article, we will discuss the effects of untreated water damage and how to handle it. Turning to PDQ Restoration is the first step.

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  • Structural damage: Water can penetrate into walls, ceilings, and other structural parts and weaken them. Wood rot, floor and wall damage and stability are also concerns.
  • Mold and mildew growth: Damp places favor mold growth. Undried water over time can begin spreading mold and mildew within weeks. Mold can pose health hazards such as breathing issues, and structural damage is common.
  • Health hazards: Water damage creates an environment that is friendly to bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Standing water also enables the risk of various infections and diseases. Moreover, mold created from excessive moisture and dampness can lead to asthma and other respiratory problems.
  • Electrical hazards: Untreated water damage can adversely affect wiring, outlets, and electrical equipment, resulting in dangerous hazards and further property damage.
  • Increased Costs: Ignoring water damage may incur more long-term costs. If not fixed repair and restoration costs rise. Unattended water damage can lead to increased insurance costs and coverage concerns.
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Address Water Damage Immediately

Now that you have an idea of the risks associated with untreated water damage, let's go through the measures needed to be taken to handle the issue.

  • Address the source of water damage to prevent further issues.
  • Thoroughly dry all affected areas to prevent mold growth.
  • Remove damaged materials that cannot be salvaged.
  • Assess and repair any structural damage.
  • Take proactive measures to prevent mold growth.
  • Regularly inspect and maintain your plumbing system.
  • Improve drainage around your property to redirect water away from the foundation.
  • Review your insurance coverage and file a claim if applicable.

Trust PDQ Restoration For Untreated Water Damage

Our water damage restoration professionals assess the source of the damage and take action accordingly. PDQ Fire & Water Damage Restoration is based in New Jersey with years of experience in water, fire, and storm damage. We assist with insurance claims. Call us at 973-447-3363 for 24/7 assistanceContact us online to request service and book and appointment.

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Due to the documented elevated moisture readings, structural drying services were provided to the affected areas. Proper containment and air scrubber(s) were used. Some of the flooring and sheetrock in the hallway between the bathroom and bedroom ne...

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We contained the damage and removed remaining standing water. Sheetrock was removed halfway up the walls to avoid mold and mildew. Soaking wet carpet was removed and HEPA air scrubbers set up in affected areas. Drying equipment stayed on site unti...

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When we arrived on site, there was a lot of debris from the collapsed ceiling which needed to be removed. Fans were set up to begin the drying process. Preparation for ceiling and wall restoration process was begun. All garbage was removed and the ar...

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