Water cleanup is essential in protecting your home

How Much Water Is Too Much Water in Your Home?

You may think that a small leak or dribble from rain isn’t much of an issue. But the truth is, any amount of water damage is hazardous to your home’s health. Even a small drop of water has the potential to cause devastating damage, especially if it isn’t cleaned up right away. Water cleanup is necessary for any amount of water damage. The sooner you get the water removed and the damages repaired, the better off your home will be in the long run.

Damage Over Time

Small amounts of water are particularly dangerous because they often go unnoticed for a while. Water damage can be easily managed if it’s cleaned up and restored as soon as it occurs. It’s the water that doesn’t get cleaned up that becomes the problem. As water sits in your home, it erodes the surface it’s resting on, especially wood and paper. This can cause discoloration in your walls, bubbles in your wallpaper, and bending in your wooden floors. Water damage behind walls and under floors can even damage your home’s structural integrity, creating an unsafe surface for walking. Given enough time, small amounts of water can lead to dangerous and costly damages.

Water Cleanup to Fix Damage Spreading

Just because water falls in one location doesn’t mean it’s going to stay there. Water and other liquids can quickly and easily move about your home, spreading the damage they cause. A small leak or drip can travel from your bathroom upstairs all the way down to your basement. Moving water is even more disastrous to your home than standing water. The wear and tear on the surfaces that it causes can cause your supports to crack and break, weakening the structural integrity of your home.

Mold Growth

Even a small amount of water can cause mold to grow. Mold thrives in dark, moist environments, exactly the kind that water damage creates. Even without any active water, the moisture in the air is enough to encourage mold growth. Mold can lead to serious health issues, including lifelong allergies and diseases. Even if you can’t see mold, it’s always a good idea to have your home inspected for mold after any kind of water damage, as mold can hide between furniture, in your walls, and under your floors. If you don’t inspect for mold, your health could be in jeopardy.

Water Cleanup with HS Restoration

At HS Restoration, we know how important your home is, and we know how water damage can put your home at risk. We offer quality water cleanup and restoration services to homes in North Idaho that help prevent mold and structural integrity concerns. Our team of trained and certified technicians is standing by, ready 24/7 to respond to any water emergency. The longer you wait to remove and restore water damage, the more your home will suffer. So, give us a call at (208) 427-2962 and get started on making your home safe and healthy once more.