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Why Homeowners Need to Care About Water Damage

Is a leak ever really just a leak? Even the smallest drip of water can cause big problems in your home. Keep reading to learn more about how water damage can affect your family and your home.

The Dangers of Water Damage

Excessive humidity and moisture are the perfect breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Generally, these may seem like more of a nuisance than a danger, but the health hazards associated with mold can vary from person to person. Anyone in your household who struggles with respiratory problems may be at-risk for aggravated conditions or worsening symptoms.

Additionally, excess moisture is a top condition that can draw pests such as rats, cockroaches, mice, and more to set up shop in your home. With pests come disease and other health hazards. Pests can contribute to poor indoor air as shed skin, exoskeletons, and limbs can filter into your air supply and aggravate allergies.

Common Sources of Water Damage in the Home

Some of the most common places you’ll find water damage in your home are some of the most obvious: places with a source of water. Others, however, may not be as clear-cut. Keep an eye out for these common places you may find water damage at home:

  • Kitchen – Cooking creates steam which can lead to mold growth and water damage if not properly ventilated.
  • Bathroom – Similarly to cooking, bathing adds moisture to the air. If not ventilated out, it will settle on the walls and lead to mold growth.
  • Laundry room – The laundry room has its own supply of water for washing clothes. If this line becomes damaged or leaks you may have a problem with water damage.

There are many places and ways that water damage can affect your home and your health. The water damage and mold remediation experts at TLC Drain & Sewer can help you clean up your home and get life back on track ASAP. Contact our team online or by phone at (215) 935-4099 to schedule an appointment today.

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