Secondary water damage
Water damage is a serious issue that you need to deal with promptly when it happens.
There are some things you can do on your own to help while waiting for professionals and those tasks are in our previous post of do's and dont's for water damage.
If water damage is not fixed quickly can destroy the integrity of your house.
The biggest problem faced by homeowners after their houses are damaged by water is structural damage. It might sound obvious, but when your house has been hit by a lot of water the whole structure can be weakened. That’s particularly true in any area where water was allowed to sit for more than a few hours.
If you have water sitting on the floors and on your walls for days, after a major catastrophe you could really be facing some serious structural issues. Hire a professional to look at your home and don’t walk on floors, else it could be very badly damaged.
Even if your home doesn’t have significant structural damage, being in a home that’s been badly damaged by water can create some other serious issues. Mold and mildew are the most common problems, and walls and floors that have been soaked by water can start growing unpleasant mold in just a few hours.
Homes in climates with high humidity are even more susceptible to mold and mildew.