Water damage in homes and businesses is quite common – and the causes may surprise you. Although most folks believe natural disasters like floods are the biggest culprits of water damage, it’s more commonly caused by normal everyday issues in the household or business. The causes could be everything from plumbing problems like broken pipes or leaky faucets to worn hoses on a washing machine or dishwasher to faulty HVAC units, rusted-out water heaters, or malfunctioning sump pumps. No matter the cause, it all results in the same types of common water damage in your home or business.
Damaged Walls and Ceilings
You can usually tell if a home or business has suffered water damage by looking at the walls and ceilings. The big giveaway is the unsightly stains that water damage leaves on the drywall. But stains are the least of your worries. If wet walls and ceilings are not thoroughly dried, they can lead to bigger issues like structural damage caused by crumbling or rotted joists and studs and health issues like mildew or mold growth.
Whether it’s luxurious plush carpeting in the living room or commercial carpeting for workplaces, it’s a frequent victim of water damage in homes and businesses. And it takes forever to dry naturally regardless of the size of the soaking. Besides producing those groan-inducing “squishy” sounds and sensations, soaked carpeting, if left untreated, can result in awful smells and, more importantly, bacteria and mold that can harm the health of your family, staff or customers.
Warped Wood Floors
Hardwood floors are one of the most popular features of many homes. Ask any realtor and they’ll tell you that a home with wood floors will not only sell faster, it’ll probably list and sell for a significantly higher sum than homes with carpeting. In addition to adding value to homes, real wood floors are more hygienic than carpeting, easy to clean, and visually appealing – until they get wet. If a wood floor is damaged by water, the consequences could be significant. Besides staining, there’s also the possibility of rot and severe warping and buckling.
Common Water Damage Calls for Uncommon Repairs
What can be done if common water damage in your home or business affects your walls, ceilings, carpeting, or wood floors? You might think that the solution is to replace it all. Smash the walls, yank out the carpet and rip up the flooring, right? A lot of folks will tell you that’s the solution but not FloodCo. We’ll tell you that there’s a way you can save your wet walls, soaked carpets, and buckled wood floors. Our technicians use a combination of science and state-of-the-art equipment to effectively remove water, moisture, and humidity from your water-damaged home or business and thoroughly and completely dry the water-damaged elements.
Water damage is common, but our drying-out methods are definitely not. FloodCo knows the answer to treating water damage isn’t found with outdated “rip and remove” practices – it’s found in science-based solutions, innovative techniques, and forward-thinking experts. Contact us today to learn how we can save your home or business from common water damage!