Water damage is the state in which water damages the interior part of a structure causing irreparable damage to whatever it is that is placed in the affected region of the building. This damage is the result of rain, seepage, leakage, melting, freezing, and the effect of external objects having an impact on the building materials. It could also be the result of mishandling such as cleaning the structure by mistake in places like laundry rooms, kitchen, and utility rooms, and basements. While these are relatively minor instances, and do not often cause actual structural damage, they can cause a lot of problems and create long-term inconveniences.

Water damage can be classified into two major categories based on how the water is distributed on the property. Caution should be taken when dealing with basement water damage by stopping leaks, repairing drains, and hiring the services of competent water damage contractors. When dealing with walls, mildew growth is the major symptom of water damage in walls. Walls with visible cracks should be repaired as soon as possible, because the longer the wall is allowed to grow mold and other organisms, the more difficult it is going to be to remove it once it has gotten to critical stages.

If the source of the water leak is visible, this will have the most severe negative effects and will require extensive repairs, including structural damage and replacement of walls. For invisible water damage, the most common manifestations of mold are black stains on walls, peeling paint, discolored ceiling tiles, and insulation, and discolored, fuzzy carpeting. To deal with unseen water damage, it is advisable to hire the services of water remediation contractors who know their job well and who can easily spot and contain the mold spores that have already started to grow. These contractors will remove all contaminated objects and place them in plastic garbage bags, and then take them to a local dump site where they will be safely disposed of. Mold removal can sometimes only be completed after detecting the presence of mold. When mold testing is conducted after water damage has occurred, it is necessary to check every point of the basement to ensure there have not been any gaps that allowed water to penetrate the surface of the building materials.

Although basements aren’t as popular in Arizona as they are on the East Coast they still can get water damage and we can help!