Minor leakage rarely causes structural damage and flood cleanup might not even be an option that’s worth considering. However, leakage is still a major inconvenience no matter what angle you’re going to look at. Other people may also be turned off by the odor that is caused by mold and mildew. Aside from that, allergic reactions and respiratory ailments seem inevitable to those that have weak immune systems. While it’s still minimal, water damage must be fixed to avoid dealing with mold. The faster the water damage restoration, the better.
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Taking a look at the water damage once isn’t going to help you determine the severity of the problem right away. The most common defect that’s always identified during inspection is water damage in the basement. Luckily, it’s also one of the most preventable types of water leakage. It’s usually the result of improper exterior grading, cracked exterior surfaces, lack of proper gutters, etc. Continue reading