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How Water Damage Impacts Your Fort Mill Home

9/1/2015 (Permalink)

Keeping the Water Out Is Not an Easy Task

 Drastic Results from Water Damage to Your Fort Mill House

One of the worst things that a homeowner can find themselves grappling with is a flood. In the aftermath of a flood, the property becomes susceptible to extensive water damage that can adversely impact your home. Water damage becomes progressively worse with each passing minute. And can give rise to the following problems: 

• mold and mildew proliferation in your walls, furnishings, and carpets

• the growth of microorganisms that cause rotting in wood and fabric

• odors that become progressively worse/permanent

• drywall becomes warped, soaked, and unusable

• wood and furniture become malformed and starts to smell  

• metal rusts and starts to tarnish    

Once these problems begin to surface, your insurance claim will often rise in cost. Additionally, your chance of recovering your home and restoring its original value can decrease drastically. It's also important to note that water damage can make your home difficult or impossible to live in if fungi begin to grow. The fungi show up as black or green mold, and can appear wherever moisture or water has accumulated. There are more problems that can surface including buckling floors, wooden door casings that swell up, wallpaper that peels, and adhesives that lose their bond with ceramic tile. Some other challenges that can occur include the staining of fabric, failure of electronic components, and peeling of paint. Home occupants are also at risk of contaminants in the water and air. Finally, exposure to contaminants can pose a variety of health issues, including increased susceptibility to respiratory issues, lung problems, and pathogenic diseases. 


The many results from water damage can have a negative impact on your Fort Mill home. However, you can limit initial damage to your home by immediately calling in a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. The rapid execution of the water removal process helps protect the health of your household members from deteriorating. By contracting such a professional team of water damage specialists, the technicians immediately attack and quickly arrest mold growth before it becomes a serious, health-compromising issue in your home. Additionally, SERVPRO can offer a wealth of other cleanup services that help restore your Sango residential property to its previous condition. You can then resume living in it without fear or anxiety. With extensive industry experience, we know how nerve-wracking dealing with water damage can be. And that's why we work with expedience and excellence to eliminate all issues that negatively impact your abode. 

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