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How Water Leaks Damage Your Home And Health

Water leaks can result in hazardous damages for your home and health, including structural damage and mold growth.

Water leaks can result in hazardous damages to your home and health, including structural damage and mold growth.

Water damage can occur at any moment in your home as a result of many different issues. Whether it’s from leaky pipes, basement flooding, broken appliances, or damage from a flood or storm, water can cause serious damage to your home and health. If you have water damage and need professional emergency services, call Smith & Son’s for our 24/7 water restoration services.

Structural Damage

Water leaks can result in structural damages for your home, resulting in expensive fixes to solve the problem. The least of your worries will be the visible stains, as a water leak leaves behind streaks and discoloration along the walls. There is usually not a way to stop the stains from occurring, as you will likely first realize the water leak once the stains have already appeared. Next, your drywall -or other materials- will start to absorb water from a leaky pipe and start to warp and swell. If you leave the swelling and warping untreated for too long, the structural integrity of your house will be compromised. If this occurs on a support beam or other essential structures, you must act quickly, as it will lead to hazardous conditions.

Mold Growth

Another one of the most significant consequences of water leaks in the home is the growth of mold and fungi. Mold can be extremely harmful to your health, and you should immediately check for mold when you notice a water leak or flooding. Mold and fungi organisms produce spores that pollute the air, and you may not notice your home has mold spores in hard to see areas. However, spores in dry areas are dormant and do not cause any health problems, but they become harmful when they come in contact with water. Often, mold spores result in nasal congestion, coughing, and sneezing, but there can be even worse effects on your long-term health. If you have young children in a home with a mold infestation, they are likely to develop asthma. If you find any mold in your home, contact Smith & Son’s Contracting immediately for our mold remediation cleanup service, and we will ensure that your home is free of mold and safe for you and your family.

Choose Smith & Son’s Contracting for Your Water Restoration Needs

If you are ready for restoration services or emergency response services at any time of day, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the state of Maryland and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.


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