Water damage can be caused for many reasons. When water is introduced into a building’s sub-floor, it can cause buckling of the floor, which will lead to structural failure in the building. It may also cause warping of the drywall on the wall behind it as well as deterioration of the framing around the wall. When a building experiences a major fire, water damage can be a problem in the form of black smoke and soot streaks that need to be cleaned up properly before restoration work can begin. Sometimes water damage can cause microbial growth which can spread rapidly and severely affect the surrounding area. When this happens, the building may need to be evacuated for some time until the cleanup process can be completed.
Water damage also refers to different potential losses resulting from water penetrating the building’s interior where it can allow infestation of a biological material or a biological process by destructive processes like rot, fungi growth, corrosion of metal, growth of mold, et al. The presence of these contaminants in the building can contribute to the risk of mold growth since it provides a medium for bacteria to breed. Additionally, damage can cause structural damage which can be the result of water seeping in through broken windows, doors, or ceiling panels. If left undetected, this structural damage can lead to the failure of other parts of the building. It can also result in water damage to the foundation of the structure, which will allow water penetration into the basement.
Aside from structural damage, water damage can also result to mold growth in affected areas and may create an immediate need for cleaning and drying. Once the area becomes infested with mold, it is very important to dry it at once because this can worsen the situation if it is not dried out at once. Areas that are heavily infested with mold should be sealed off and given ample drying time to ensure mold growth does not spread or take root. In addition, if the area is affected by flooding, the immediate drying and repair of water damaged areas are also necessary to prevent any serious structural damage and mold growth.
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