4 Reasons You Should Not Ignore Water Damage
Water damage in your home can come from a variety of different sources. While sometimes water damage happens directly because of plumbing, there are times where water damage can occur from outside events like hurricanes and heavy rain. Whatever the reason for the damage, it’s extremely important you address it as soon as you notice it. The last thing you want to do is leave the water there for it to become a water and mold damage problem. Something we tell everyone here at All Claims Solutions is that water will eventually lead to mold if left there, it’s only a matter of time. This is why it is so important to reach out to your All Claims Solutions team as soon as you spot damage of any kind. This way we can get a claim going and make sure your problem is fixed quickly. When you choose to work with us we not only make sure your case is a priority but that you are aware of what the insurance process is going to look like.
Structural Damage to Your Home
Water damage may just seem like you have an excessive amount of water in your property; however, it can end up ruining some of the structure of your home. This is the last thing you want as the structure to your home is the entire foundation. If the foundation is messed up this is a sign that you are going to have a whole lot of repairs to look forward to. Some of the more common structural water damages we see are cracks in the walls of your home. We recommend that after a heavy storm or hurricane you take a look around your home and evaluate how everything looks. Sometimes we do not notice the water problem until it has already caused some damage. The key here is that although you may already have some damage, you can at least prevent more from occurring by doing a quick evaluation.
One of the most common things we see happen after water damage is mold. This is far too common and unfortunately only makes the number of damages more expensive. The reason for mold following water damage is due to all of the moisture that ends up accumulating over time. As mentioned earlier, water damage can go unseen for a little bit before people realize that they have a problem. This is when mold takes advantage of the situation and makes a bad situation get a whole lot worse. Not only is mold a sore sight for the eyes, but it’s also horrible for your health. If you notice that it isn’t allergy season yet and you haven’t been sick, yet you have been coughing a lot, you may want to check around and see if you have any mold growing in hidden locations.
Makes Your Home Smell Bad
The smell of your house is something that most don’t think of when thinking of signs that there is water damage in the home; however, it is a pretty good indication. With water damage comes mold damage, and mold brings with it a strange odor. If you have ever experienced mold before, then you know exactly what we are talking about. The odor is one that is mustier and tends to make its way around the entire house. If you don’t notice it at first, trust us when we say you will notice it eventually.
More Expensive Repair Cost
Arguably one of the most important reasons as to why to not ignore any signs of water damage is to avoid expensive repairs. If you have water damage in your home you are already going to have to fix the area that is damaged, this includes the plumbing is it was caused by some kind of plumbing issue. This alone can rack up quite a check. But imagine you let the problem go on for months unknown and now you notice that there’s mold in your home. This is only going to make your repairs skyrocket in price. Here at All Claims Solutions, we like to think being safe rather than sorry is the way to go when it comes to your home. If you even notice the smallest water damage signs, have a professional come out and check so you can address the problem quickly.
Do you think you may need a water damage insurance claim? Here at All Claims Solutions, we are more than happy to help you with all claims. We know how hard it can be dealing with damage to your home, which is why we want to help you sort everything out as inexpensively and timely as possible. To learn more about how we can assist you, give us a call today at (855) 305-CLAIMS.