It’s really easy to think that water damage isn’t a big deal. In fact, to many people, water spills or stains aren’t damage at all because once you mop it up or dry it out, the water disappears. However, this does not mean your problem is gone, and it does not mean the water hasn’t already caused damage. It’s important to remember how much damage water can do when not cleaned up properly, even if it seems to be out of sight and out of mind for you. Here are three problems ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration Services has seen around homes in Cleveland, OH:
- Mold can grow when water is left to soak on carpets for too long. Unfortunately, if not taken care of properly, mold can stick around and cause adverse health effects on many members of the home, as well as ruin the homes’ infrastructure.
- If you’re living in an apartment building on a higher floor, water damage to the floors can sometimes leak into your downstairs neighbor’s ceiling, causing it to collapse.
- Water can cause long-term damage on both carpets and hard surface floors in all capacities. Sometimes people forget about the past mess and come to the ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration team with complaints about mold, stenches, or damage to infrastructure.
The lesson to take away from many of our past water damage customers? Don’t ignore water damage in the home. Copious or continuous leaks and spills can cause excessive damage to homes and apartments in Cleveland, OH. It’s important to know how to treat water damage, and it’s also crucial to know when to call the water damage experts at ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration. Thinking of the short and long-term effects water damage has on your home will help you know the right time to contact our team.