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Dangers To Your Home From Water Damage

Persistent water issues may be caused by leaking joints, clogs in your water lines, poor workmanship, failed solderings, or simply old age. When water is left to sit over time, your Boise home poses many different types of dangers.

Dangers To Your Health

A study from the University of Sheffield in 2015 showed that contaminants from pipes can enter the water network through a leak. The drop in water pressure from the leak can allow contaminants to enter the pipes, enter your drinking water system. Don’t wait for smelly, dangerous water — call Red Truck to investigate water damage now.

Permanent Staining

The most obvious and immediate effects of water damage are aesthetic – staining, discoloration, and streaks along the walls. Water deposits on tile and concrete are difficult to remove. Permanent stains on walls and floors resist paint and will decrease the value of your home.

Financial Impact

A little drip can lead to a costly and damaging burst pipe. So even if the leak seems small and not worth the bother, call in a leak detection expert. Having a drip anywhere in your home can also create damp spots that lead to damage to materials like wood or plaster and many other materials.  

A history of water damage drives down the value of your home. When the inspection process discloses previous damage, your compromised bargaining position will drive down the final selling price. Taking care of water leaks right away will prevent that damage from occurring.   Taking care of water leaks right away will prevent that damage that compromises your bargaining position and helps to maintain the value of your home.

Mold And Fungal Growth

One of the biggest consequences of water damage for your health is the growth of molds and fungi within the home. These organisms produce spores that pollute the air and can prove hazardous to your long-term health. For the average person, mold spores in the air can range from irritating to serious, especially for babies and those with a compromised immune system.

Structural Damage

When drywall starts to absorb water from a leaky pipe or other forms of water damage, it begins to warp and swell. Wood deterioration, weakened framing, and damaged support beams can compromise the structural integrity of the home. Metal will rust and concrete can crumble, making your home unstable. 

Fire Hazards  

Your initial water damage could cause more damage to your electrical system as well as appliances and devices throughout the home if not properly repaired. When water comes into prolonged contact with outlets, wiring, or electrical boxes, the system can become compromised and unsafe. Damaged wiring may arc or cause power surges that could permanently damage devices plugged into the system.

Red Truck Cleans Up Water Damage In Boise 

Red Truck Disaster Response is a local, family-owned company providing emergency restoration services to Boise and the surrounding communities.  For flood damage and water clean-up in Southwestern Idaho, contact our team of experts. After thousands of insurance claims, they understand insurance claim coverages and will partner with your adjuster to make all the repairs to return your home to pre-loss condition. 

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