Depending on the season, water collection in the home may not be a rarity. During the winter (and sometimes spring), the rains can cause extra moisture in the house, and if your roofing system doesn’t have a failsafe, full-proof water-resistant setup, you stand the risk of having water damage in the house.
Water damage may stem from a number of underlying issues like broken pipes, damaged shingles, or a non-functioning gutter system. Whatever the case may be, it is important that you fix the areas that have been affected by water damage in the house. You have to act swift and proper if you plan to prevent potentially fatal health issues such as aspergillus caused by mold damage.
The damage may be worse than you thought
Don’t underrate the extent of the damage, there could be more to it than meets the eye. When you discover water damage, the smart steps to take would involve proper investigation and examination, professional analysis, and immediate repair.
You don’t want your roof to suddenly cave in on you one night. You also do not want to discover that your dampened walls have further deteriorated. That would not exactly be a great situation.
Mold is a danger to your family’s health
Do you know what other problems stem from water damage? Yep, Mold. Now, at first, mold in the house can seem harmless; however, over time, the presence of mold in your living space can pose a threat to you and your family’s health.
Mold-induced allergies can endanger your family’s wellbeing, especially if you or someone in your family has pre-existing allergic or general health conditions, mold can be dangerous. Exposure to mold spores can cause health-related issues like sneezing, coughing, flu, and the like.
The problem is more than skin deep
Water damage in the house might seem like a surface problem, but the waters might run deeper than you imagined.
When it comes to water damage in the house, you don’t want to waste any time getting it fixed. Immediately you discover the problem, do not hesitate to get it solved, as other issues can quickly develop.
It's all about timing, especially depending on the season of the year. During the winter, accumulated water and dampness can cause extra problems like a damaged roofing system.
It’s not enough to just dry the area
The first thing that would come to mind when water damage is discovered, would probably be to dry out the area. However, drying out the affected area doesn’t exactly solve the problem if there is a leakage somewhere, worsening the problem. You want to get to the root cause of the problem and fix it permanently, and there’s only one sure way to achieve that.
Professional help will save you money in the long run
While your DIYs might be helpful sometimes, and seemingly more affordable to do, getting professional help is probably the most economical option for you.
Yes, your Bob-the builder brother-in-law might save you some bucks, but then what happens when the damage gets worse and you have to spend more funds on repairs? Talk about penny-wise and pound-foolish. Don’t let that be you.
All that could simply be avoided if you contact a professional roofing company for your water damage control needs. If you aren’t sure what company can do the job for you, then you should check us out.
APD Roofing has the best hands, the best material, and the most pocket-friendly rates. Our work speaks for us, and you can trust that whatever roofing needs you might have - including water damage control needs - we are the best guys for the job. Call us today at 833.766.3932.
Morgan Pressley | Houston Texas
MELVYN E HUCKABY II
Director of Operations
Lead Claims Consultant, IICRC Certified Technician