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Address That Water Damage Quickly in Your New Paltz Home!

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

A water damaged, moldy ceiling buckling downward The longer you wait to remedy water damaged areas of your home, the worse of a headache and expense it will be!

Water damage is a headache for any Ulster County homeowner to deal with, no matter if it’s caused by a an appliance leak, a storm or something else entirely.

Water damages need to be addressed and remedied immediately to make your home livable. If the damage occurs in a more remote part of the house, it may be tempting to wait to have it taken care of at a more convenient time. Waiting is the worst thing you can do.

Allowing time to pass can increase the damages, which will, increase the timeline and the cost of water restoration.

What can happen if water damage is not handled quickly:

-Where There Is Water, There Will Be Mold
While water damage is enough of a hassle to deal with, if mold begins growing, there are
new issues that will be involved in the restoration. Mold can begin to grow within 24 hours of water damage, if conditions are right, leading to a more involved (and more costly) restoration process and health concerns. Mold wastes no time in moving itself in after water damage, so making the restoration call quickly is the best way to prevent it.

-Your Home’s Structure Can Become Damaged
Though we generally think of water damage as damage to objects within the home like carpets, boxes and personal possessions, the structure of the property can also become damaged if the water is allowed to sit untreated. Moisture can seep into floors and walls, causing swelling and deterioration among the structural aspects of the home. While more common in situations of flood damage or burst pipes, this can also occur from smaller leaks if they are not treated in a timely manner.

-Appliances Can Pose a Hazard
As household appliances like refrigerators, ovens and washing machines sit in water
damage-impacted areas, they can become hazardous and even pose a fire risk. Or perhaps the appliance has caused the water damage. Due to their limited visuals, it’s often difficult to determine the water damage on your own, (the back of the fridge is hard to get to!). Calling in a professional to assess and repair as well as determine if your appliances are safe, is the best course of action to take.

If you have experienced water damage in your home, don’t put off giving us a call. We’ll guide you through every step of the way. We are here to help 24/7 to begin the restoration process right away.

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