Water damage is one of the most devastating things for a homeowner to deal with. Cleanup is extensive and stressful, and it may seem like it is not worth the money to hire a professional water damage restoration company to help you. However, if you think you might want to move out of your home one day, you may wish you had a professional water damage restoration company to help clean up your water damaged home. Here are some ways water damage can affect your home’s value.
Mold growth goes hand in hand with water damage. It does not take long for mold spores to begin to form after water damage has occurred. It often happens in places that go unnoticed, such as under floorboards, behind tiling, beneath the carpet, and inside cabinets. Mold can cause structural damage to your home, lowering its value. The longer you wait to get the water damage properly repaired and the mold removed, the more it grows and spreads, so it is important to deal with it when the water damage first happens.
Water that has seeped into your home’s foundation and has not been dried or removed can be a big problem regarding the house’s resale value. It will gradually cause the foundation to crack and soften, leading to big problems when it comes to repairs. A weak foundation will certainly lead to a decreased property value. Water must be removed immediately after damage, leaking, or flooding to prevent a weak foundation.
Do not expect your drywall to dry up on its own when it gets wet. What will likely happen is it will soak up the water and retain the moisture, leading to damage and mold. Even if it has been years since the water damage occurred, it will still affect the home’s value when appraising it. The damage will probably even be a lot worse than it was at the time when the leaking or flooding first occurred. It is important to dry out any wet drywall as soon as possible after water damage occurs.
When we talk about the structural integrity of your home, it is not only about the foundation. The very bones that make up your house include all the materials used to build it. When it comes to leaks and flooding, water will reach more than just the surface, and as a result, it can damage the house’s structure, weakening wood and causing it to rot, ruining insulation, and even affecting the electric wiring in your house. All of these things can bring the value of your house down and make it hard for you to make the profit you like to from selling your house.
If you have experienced water damage in your home, don’t wait until you are trying to sell to find and repair it. Repairs can be costly and time consuming. Professionals can easily help you through the water damage restoration process with ease. Call White Knight Carpet Rescue to repair the damage and hold resale value.
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