No one wants a water leak in their home or to have to deal with water damage restoration. ServiceMaster of Baltimore has decades of experience helping Baltimore area homeowners recover after water damage, and we want to make sure you are informed about the seriousness of water damage in your home. Protect your family against mold, mildew, and structural damage with these tips.
What Causes Home Water Damage?
Your home can become damaged from water in several ways:
- Attic or roof leaks
- Flooding from a mechanical issue or natural disaster
- Basement or foundation cracks leading to leaks
- Burst pipes
- Sewer backup
Many causes of home water damage go unnoticed until it becomes a big problem. Performing regular inspections around your property can make sure you stay ahead of problems before they become large restoration projects.
Risks of Water Damage: Mold
Indoor mold is a fungus that thrives in areas where you’ve had flooding, leaks around windows or in the roof, basements, or even your shower. People with asthma are particularly at risk of health problems from mold, but anyone can experience its effects on the respiratory system. Mold leads to respiratory symptoms like itchy skin, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, wheezing, or even difficulty breathing. People with compromised immune systems can become sick from mold in their environment.
Structural Damage Puts Your Home At Risk
Water is one of the most destructive substances, as it can erode your home’s foundation, cause rotting wood, and create a breeding ground for mold. For example, your home’s gutters serve an important purpose in preventing water from affecting the foundation by directing water away from the building. Keeping up with regular maintenance is essential to protecting your home against structural damage from floods and leaks.
Professional Water Damage Restoration in Baltimore
ServiceMaster has extensive experience restoring homes and businesses with water damage cleanup services. We also offer services such as reconstruction, drying, cleaning, and returning your property to its pre-loss condition. Our experts will guide you through every step of the process in as painless a manner as possible. Please call us at 410-780-1700 to learn more about how we can be of service to you.