No home, whether old or new, is immune to damage caused by water. Whether it’s under the carpet, behind the walls or even in other hidden areas of your home, standing water can not only burn a hole in your pocket but is also a hazard to health.
As most homeowners are aware, dark and damp places encourage the growth of mould and bacteria which are, without a doubt, harmful to your health. What’s more is that water in these places also attract gnats among other insects making it twice as harmful to the health of both you and your family members while also being a real nuisance.
But that’s not all – if one does not take care of water that has leaked out, and is stagnant, this can also cause structural damage to one’s home, thanks to the rotting effect that it has on wood, which you house is built of.
If this problem of leaking water is a regular one, then this will speed up the damage that water can do to the structure of your home. In other words, you can expect a structural collapse of your home, thanks to the effects of weak floors and a sinking ceiling.
This is why it is necessary to nip the issue in the bud or even take steps to prevent water damage from the outset at regular intervals by getting your home checked by a professional.
If it’s too late to take preventive measures, just remember that the effects of water damage worsens over time and which is why it is best to contact an inspector immediately to either carry out repairs so as to avoid complications in the future.